Sunday, September 11, 2016

How to Repair Bull Nose Wall Edges - Part 1 of 2 - Bull Nose Texture

The tools 
Texture and roller
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supply:
Homax Orange Peel Spray
Roller Frame w/2 inch Cover
Tape Blue
Tarps

This post deals with repairing bull nose that are the rage in newer homes. After a few years the bull nose edges can get bent (pushed in).

This post shows the seven steps on repairing residential home bull nose and a scraped wall.

Step 1: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows the same wall. Fig.1 addresses the dent in the bull nose, while fig.2 addresses the flat portion of the bull nose. It is two different issues and it happens if the wall is wiped often, for example a corner.
Fig.1 Dent
Fig.2 Dent
Step 2: Fig.3 shows Homax Orange Peel Wall Texture. This is a can that has joint compound with a similar texture of your present wall. It is better to get the can than to use a hopper with a compressor for a small job. Repairing the bull nose is a small job. For more information click here.
Fig.3 Texture
Step 3: Fig.4 shows this wall is heavily textured. Fig.5 shows the dent that will be repaired.

Fig.4 Heavily textured
Fig.5 Dent
Step 4: Fig.6 shows that the first coat of orange peel texture has been shot at the wall. Fig.7 shows the spray goes everywhere. Use the roller to flatten the other areas, and let the bull nose fill up then use the roller when the joint compound is almost dry. This will keep the wall textured and update the flat area on the corner and on the wall. Fig.8 shows that using a paint roller will flatten the excess without removing the spray from the bull nose dent area.

Fig.6 Texture
Fig.7 Arrow on Dent
Fig.8 Rolling spray flat
Step 5: Fig.9 shows the second coat of texture addressing the flatness of the bull nose corner. Fig.10 shows the second and third coat of texture that will fill the dent with textured joint compound to eliminate the dent. It takes time to fill the dented area without overloading the surrounding areas.
Fig.9 Second Coat
Fig.10 Filling the Dent
Step 6: Fig.11 shows both wall tools are in the sink ready to be cleaned up for the next job. The texture can tip needs to be cleaned, otherwise the existing mud will dry and the can will not spray has expected for the next repair job. This part of this job is finished, the next post will address a wall scrape damaged by dog carrier.
Fig.11 Tools being cleaned
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