Tuesday, December 2, 2014

How to Repair Wall Hit By Oldsmobile - Part 2 of 2 - The Finish

Popping nails
By Gary Boutin 

Supplies and Tools: 
500 Watt drying lamps
Baseboard (wood)
Brad nailer 
Caulking gun (manual) 
Compressor with 50 ft hose 
Duplex plug 
Drywall 1/2 inch
Drywall knives (floating)
Drywall square
Wall knives
Drywall screws (coarse)
Drywall tape (paper)
Electrical cords 
Joint compound
Latex caulk
Tarps (this one is gray)
Texture (Orange peel) 
Towel or rags (clean)
Utility knife (extra blades) 

George Baker is a used car salesman who live in Chino Hills, California and lives near a golf course. George is a tinkerer and he touches everything he thinks he can repair. He did mention that his mother-in-law had pulled up to far from the driveway and had just touched the bedroom wall. He had tried to push the wall back using 1x4 lumber. When Mrs. Baker arrived home she wanted the damage correctly repaired. Mrs Baker had removed the wood support when I arrived and large 16D nails were still on the bedroom walls.

This post shows the six steps on how to finish the bedroom wall repair job. 

Step 1: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows the new wall board is drying and this part of the job is done. Notice its dark outside.
Fig.1 Job drying
Fig.2 Joint compound is dry
Step 2: Fig.3 shows the left over wallboard from the job.
Fig.3 Left-over drywall (wallboard)
Step 3: Fig.4 shows the compressor that will be used with a brad nailer to place the existing baseboard over the new repairs.
Fig.4 Air compressor
Step 4: Fig.5 and fig.6 shows the brad nailer attaching the baseboard against the wall.
Fig.5 Attaching baseboard
Fig.6 Attaching the corner
Step 5: Fig.7 and fig.8 shows the application of latex caulk to the top of the baseboards. This give the baseboard a more finished look and prevent insects from laying their eggs behind the baseboards.
Fig.7 Latex caulk
Fig.8 Caulking corners
Step 6: Fig.9 shows a clean towel removing excess caulking from the walls.
Fig.9 Removing caulk

How to Repair a Wall Hit By an Oldsmobile:

  • Part 1 of 2 - The setup
  • Part 2 of 2 - The Finish

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