Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How to Repair Bathroom Sink Pedestal Gold Wall

Wall knife
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:   
Drywall Knife
Dust pan and Broom
Husky Scraper
Orange Peel Texture
Plastic measuring
Plastic container (TV dinner tray) 
Sandpaper Sponge
Wall Texture
Westpac Smooth Set 5 Drywall Compound

Mrs. Appleton had hired before and she had a pedestal sink installed in her hallway bathroom. The new sink was not as wide and left two square patched that needed mending.  This post shows how to repair this common problem.  

This post shows the ten steps to repairing wall damage from the original sink to a new smaller pedestal sink.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the right side of the new pedestal sink and a small piece of tan paint tape was applied over the edge.
Fig.1 Paint Tape painted Tan
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the left side of the sink, this area has no painter's tape.
Fig.2 Left side of sink
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the tan painted tape that was removed on the right side of the sink.
Fig.3 Tan painted tape
Step 4: Fig.4 shows a sanding sponge removing the sharp edges on both sides of the wall. Fig.5 shows the end result a smooth wall ready for a little fast drying joint compound.
Fig.4 Wall sanding
Fig.5 Damaged wall
Step 5: Fig.6 shows Westpac Smooth Set 5 Drywall Compound that will be used make the wall smooth for painting. This is a great product, and Westpac Joint Compound really dries in five minutes. Ideally it would be great if you can experiment before using it on your wall, but with most projects time is important. Read the directions and realize this smooth set 5 will be hard very fast and the work must be done in that time.
Fig.6 Westpac Smooth Set 5
 drywall compound
Step 6: Fig.7 shows the opened box with a plastic measuring that will measure the dry contents into a plastic container. Add equal water and only mix small amount.
Fig.7 Box opened
Step 7: Fig.8 shows a Husky Scraper with the dried up joint compound in the plastic container. The Westpac Smooth Set 5 Drywall Compound instructions state the compound work time is 5 to 7 minutes and set time is 7 to 9 minutes.

Fig.8 Dried joint compound
Step 8: Fig.9 shows a dust pan and broom picking up loose debris in the bathroom. If this is not picked up its easy for the joint compound material to get into the paint thus leaving a smeared wall instead of a flat wall.
Fig.9 Picking up the dust
Step 9: Fig.10 shows the right side of the pedestal sink has had the final coat of joint compound and is ready to paint. In this job the customer was going to repaint the bathroom.
Fig.10 Last application
Step 10: Fig.11 and fig.12 shows the final preparations for the job. Now both sides have new joint compound and Wall Texture applied to the area. The bathroom will be re-painted at a later date.

Fig.11 Final touch-up

Fig.12 Finished
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