Unpredictable events can do serious damage to the drywall and plaster in your home or office. If you have had a flood or water damage to your home, your drywall needs to be inspected as it could be harboring mold, which is hazardous to your health. Drywall tape can peel for a variety of reasons—poor application, high room humidity, nail pops, even destructive kids and pets.
All you have to do now is prime the patch using a drywall primer then paint the patch to match the existing wall color. Let it dry, then apply more drywall compound, feathering the edges as you go. Like we did for the patches we discussed earlier, it will take several coats, as well as a light sanding, between each coat.
If you have had flooding or water damage in your home it is likely that your drywall was affected by it. Drywall is easily affected by contact to water. He has some youtube videos as well, and a facebook page under IceRock Drywall Repair (or something like that).
You’ll need a sheet of drywall, of course, a drywall knife, mud pan, tape, utility knife, joint compound, scrap wood and sandpaper. Drive the screw heads about 1/16 inch past the surface of the drywall with a drill and a No. 2 Phillips bit. If you’re having part of your home painted, we’ll be able to repair any drywall before we complete that job.
Although you could use paper drywall joint tape and drywall mud , the repair is easier using a fiberglass mesh adhesive-backed joint tape. How to Install Drywall : Hanging drywall can be done by a do-it-yourselfer, but joining the pieces together does take some practice.