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Time beyond regulation, especially if owners fail to open the fluke adequately, smoke and soot can accumulate on and around a fire, and even on surrounding partitions. First, twist a utility knife into the wall to carve away the joint compound from above a popped nail or screw. Once the section is sufficiently dry, exchange any worn out or weakened studs with new ones and place a brand new drywall patch over the holes. Apply the compound with a 3-inch putty knife , drawing it easily over the dent, flush with the wall’s floor.

Mix a tablespoon or two of water into three or 4 cups of the joint compound to make it easier to unfold. Use a ruler and a level to measure and draw a rectangle across the perimeter of the hole, then cut it out utilizing a utility knife or drywall saw. A fresh skim-coat will give damaged drywall a brand new lease on life. Scoop a portion of drywall joint compound out of the container with a taping knife.

Subsequent, use a wide (eight- to 12-inch) joint-compound taping knife to utterly cover the patch with a 3rd and remaining coat. Thanks very much for repairing my …

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