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Resurfacing a wall (Page 2)


Resurfacing walls and ceilings with drywall is a great way to give a facelift to an old room. Instead of gutting a room, you just cover everything with thin drywall, usually -inch- thick panels. These are special order items and can be hard to handle without breaking. But they are well worth the trouble. You can either remove the room trim before installing these panels. Or install the panels, without removing the trim, if the drywall will butt against the trim boards instead of running over them.
 

Step 4. Press the new panels against the wall to spread The adhesive over a wider area. Then attach the panel using drywall screws, driven in a 6-to 8-in, grid. Locate butt joints over the middle of the joists and studs.

 

Step 5. Finish the joints on resurfacing drywall the same way you finish standard drywall. Begin with a base coat of joint compound. Then embed paper tape in this base coat. Smooth the surface using a 6-in.-wide knife. When the compound is dry, add two more coats of compound with a 10-in, knife, letting it dry between coats.

 

ELECTRICAL BOX EXTENDERS

 

1. Bring existing switch and outlet boxes flush with new drywall by adding extensions. Start by turning off the power and removing the device.

 

 

2. Add a code-approved extension to the existing box; screw the outlet or switch back in place; and turn on the power.

 

 

 

 

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