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How to Decorate Rounded Walls How to prep interior walls for painting? How to Paint Walls? Prepare Interior Walls for Painting. How to Paint New Drywall, Prep and Paint a Room?

Subject: Painting - Sub Subject: Paint decorate walls
Date: 6/13/2019 Status: ACTIVE
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❝How to decorate walls? How to make wall designs?❞ answers. technician asked first. Total 3 replies.

technician - 6/13/2019 5:53:16 PM
Prepare Interior Walls for Painting
1. First, Find the Flaws with a Utility Light
To find the problems, inspect the entire wall surface by holding a utility light close to the wall and raking across the surface.

2. Fill Nail Pops and Small Holes
Nail pops are usually caused by fasteners that are driven through the drywall paper during installation, or by a gap between the drywall and the stud.

3. Fill with Drywall Compound
Apply two coats of drywall compound over the new screw head and dimple, sand lightly and prime before painting.

4. Caulk Cracks at Inside Corners
Hairline cracks at inside corners usually signal slight movement between adjoining walls. Choose any type of latex caulk and cut the tip just short enough to leave a 1/8-in. hole in the end.

5. Smooth the Caulk
Then mold the wet caulk into the corner to avoid unsightly build-ups with a moistened finger.

6. Patch Medium-Size Holes
Large holes still require old-fashioned fixes that include cutting out a square chunk of drywall around the hole, installing backing, adding a drywall patch and then taping the wound.

7. Apply Drywall Compound
Spread a wide, thin layer of mud over the patch and the surrounding wall. The thin metal patch is perforated so the mud can penetrate and lock it in place.

8. Nail, Tape and Mud Cracked Corners
If a metal corner bead is badly dented or damaged, your only option is to pry it off and replace it. That's a big job because you'll have to remove and reinstall the base trim as part of the project.

9. Tape the Flanges
Center fiberglass mesh tape over the flange over the entire length of the corner bead. Spread two coats of joint compound over the mesh tape, using the corner of the bead as a guide for the taping knife.

10. Cut Out and Replace Loose Tape
If the tape is blistering or lifting away from the wall, it's because there wasn't enough joint compound under the tape to anchor it to the drywall in the first place.
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technician - 6/13/2019 5:57:00 PM
11. Fill the Hole - Apply Tape
After cutting loose material away, fill the hole with setting compound. Mix setting compound (which doesn't shrink) and fill the hole. When the compound hardens, embed a strip of paper tape in taping compound a few inches beyond and directly over the patch.

12. Taper Humped Joints
Butt joints (where drywall joins at the ends) often have unsightly humps left from built-up and/or poorly feathered edges when the walls were originally taped. (These really show up with the raking light.) Fix them by overlaying a wider layer of compound to blend the hump in with the surrounding wall.

13. Smooth with a Knockdown Knife - Carve Out and Fill Joint Cracks - Fill the Gap - Tape the Gap
Immediately after applying the first coat, drag a knockdown knife over the wet compound, smoothing the edges flat against the drywall.
Midwall cracks are tricky to fix and may crack again, so there are no promises here. That's because the cracks usually occur at the corners of windows, doors and other openings, which are the weakest points in the framing.
Fill the crack with setting compound and let it harden.
Then embed paper tape in taping compound directly over the patch and overlay it with two or more wide layers of regular taping compound.

14. Skim Coat Large Damaged Areas: Smooth Vertically -Horizontally
If theres significant damage over a large area of drywall, the only answer is to skim coat the entire area. That means covering the surface with a thin layer of joint compound to bury the damage. Tackle one area at a time, preferably areas no larger than 4 x 4 ft., at least until you get the hang of applying and smoothing larger areas of compound.
Next, make a series of overlapping horizontal strokes, again with the knockdown knife. Work quickly so the thin coat of mud doesn't begin to dry. If you did a good job of applying and smoothing the joint compound, you'll only need one coat.


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technician - 6/13/2019 5:58:39 PM
How to make wall designs? How to assemble?
Center and stretch the pre-packaged design wall or vinyl tablecloth onto the foam board. Smooth out any wrinkles to make as flat as possible. Leave excess foam board all at one end.
Lay foam board flat on the floor and using your longest ruler(6 x 24 here) line it up with the end of the design wall where you want to remove the excess foam board.Here you need to decide how much board you want to leave at the bottom.
Using your rotary cutter, gently press the blade through the top layer of paper on the foam board and work your way across the board.
Gently snap the foam board, leaving the paper backing still intact.
Using a pair of scissors or an x-acto knife/box cutter to slice through the paper backing.
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