How to Repair Drywall Seams

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21/05/2018



Drywall seams can be unsightly. Thankfully, it’s one of those things that can be easily concealed.

  1. Locate the crack and assess it its severity. If it is near a door or window or is almost an inch wide, contact a qualified Plasterer because you may need standard repair. This is because a crack near a door or a window has the tendency to expand due to ground shifting.
  2. Remove the old tape and plaster. Use a scraper to clear the surface before taping it over. Smooth it out further with a sandpaper.
  3. Prepare the drywall mud. Make sure there is more water than mud so it is thin enough for the joints. Using a joint knife, apply the mud over the crack.
  4. Leave some mud on either side of the fissure, making sure there is enough space for your drywall paper.
  5. Cut a strip of the drywall paper with the length that is the same of the crack.
  6. Press the strip into place. Make sure the pressure is sufficient to allow good adherence.
  7. Leave your work to dry thoroughly. After a day or two, smooth out the imperfections using sandpaper.

For more serious drywall issues, contact a professional Plasterer. This is because there are circumstances that must be handled only by trained individuals.

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