Thursday, June 20, 2013

How to Repair Kitchen Gold Wall and Baseboards

Fig.1 The damage
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Joint compound
Kilz latex white primer
Paint brush 1-1/2 inch
Painters tape
Wall knife 6-inch
Wall knife 12-inch
Wall tape

Mrs. Vonnegut called about her kitchen wall damaged by her new baseboards. She stated that her dog had accidentally pushed her wall back into the wood studs. 

This post address the six steps on how to repair the wall damages from her dog.

Step 1: Fig.1 above shows the damages to the wall.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the joint compound bucket with a 6-inch wall knife ready to be applied to the wall. 
Fig.2 Knife with drywall mud
Step 3: Fig.3 shows that the hole was patched with joint compound. Two coats of joint compound were applied to the wall and pressed smooth. A 6 and 12-inch wall knife was used to apply the joint compound to make the wall smooth. Normally wall texture would be applied before priming the wall. Mrs. Vonnegut wanted to skip this step to save a little money.

Fig.3 Wall sanded
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the latex primer was used to seal the wall. There are many types of primers, but Kilz latex primer works very well for this job.  
Step 5: Fig.5 shows a 1-1/2 inch brush was used to apply the primer to the wall. The baseboard had some damage so it was also re-painted with primer.

Fig.4 Kilz primer
Fig.5 First coat of primer
Step 6: Fig.6 and fig.7 shows the new gold paint has been added just above the white baseboard. Now the job is finished and Mrs. Vonnegut can have guest again in her home.
Fig.6 Client custom paint
Fig.7 Job finished

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