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Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by Absolutely, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Absolutely

    Absolutely Self-Heavy

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    So, I may or may not have thrown an unopened soda bottle at the wall the other day.
    Spoiler: I did.

    I don't even know if this is drywall, there's something behind it. It just kind of dented an area, and then chipped this "wall" off on another part.
    It's like a 3inX3in area...

    Let's say I wanted to somehow fix this, how would one go about doing such a thing?
    And don't be afraid to explain it as if you were talking to a retarded person.

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  2. Ballbuster1

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    That doesn't look like drywall.

    Looks more like plaster.

    Watch Wally. He's pretty good at this shit:
    [video=youtube;A-94BuF1AOw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-94BuF1AOw[/video]
     
  3. Absolutely

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    Ugh, that seems like a lot of work and stuff I have no idea how to use/obtain.
    I wonder if Wally will come over and help me.
     
  4. TreeFortRichard

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    that is so hard to see...is it a corner of a ceiling? it might be a metal corner joint that's exposed there...
     
  5. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    If you can't do what he did in the video, you need to stop throwing bottles

    that is pretty easy fixin there, even if you don't do as good of a job, it will be fixed and unnoticeable by the landlord

    he does good work
     
  6. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    it came apart just like plaster tho

    looks funny in that picture from the angle he shot it
     
  7. Absolutely

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    It's like a little area that juts out, like 2 feet below the ceiling. There's no light in this room, so I dragged this shitty lamp in there you can kind of see.

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    This is true... but in that moment I wasn't thinking, "Will I be able to fix the mark this leaves on the wall?" I might from now on though.
     
  8. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Looks like a corner bead in the drywall exposed to me. Get a can of drywall patching mud (near the paint in Home depot) and a putty knife.

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    Apply the mud in a couple of thin coats and feather it in (smear it in gradually longer strokes). Let it dry and take some sandpaper to it. Smooth it out and repaint. Look good as new. Cost of materials = $10 and a day's worth of time
     
  9. Absolutely

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    Thanks. I just need to make sure I get the correct color paint I suppose
     
  10. the Streif

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    Holy shit, you see that fucking drywall come apart, man? /Bunny
     
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    Yeah, with that new picture it definitely looks like a corner bead for drywall.

    Way easier to fix than plaster walls.
     
  12. Dicktator

    Dicktator Frozen Meatbals 4life

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    How has nobody asked why you threw a bottle at your wall? Was you wall late with dinner again?
     
  13. Absolutely

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    The other day when the Cardinals blew a 4 run lead in the 9th inning, I was walking up the stairs with the soda and decided the best way to get over the loss was to throw it at the wall.

    It did help, because then I was thinking, "Oh shit, now I have to fix this, how do I do that... what do I need"
    So all in all it mission accomplished.

    Thankfully it somehow hit the wall with the bottom directly and didn't explode soda everywhere, or I'd have a "How to get Sunkist out of carpet" thread.
     
  14. stevethrower

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    So did you fix it Bob Villa?
     
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    Didn't ask because I figured that was the answer given the day he did it.
     
  16. NoSurviivors

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    Use white duct tape.. done. Fuck all that putty crap.
     
  17. Digital_Trauma

    Digital_Trauma "man of leisure". . . aaaand repeat

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    Ya ever see a fuckin drywall come apart like THAT? /CumiamisquotingBunny
     
  18. Absolutely

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    Not yet [Insert stereotypical slow moving line of work here] when it comes to this stuff. The estimated time of fixing is December 1st, I wish there was something I could do to get it done faster...

    I had to send a letter the other day, and it was a whole day event (Half joking)
     
  19. whiskeyguy

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    Dude you can fix that in 15 minutes over like three days. Spackle it the first day, sand and then maybe add the aerosol texture to it the next, sand again and paint the third day. You're out maybe $25.

    Stop destroying your home. I lived with some idiots in college who always felt the need to punch the wall whenever whichever slut they were dating deciding to tell them they had a small cock. It took 4 sheets of drywall to ensure we didn't loose our entire deposit.
     
  20. flyerfan116

    flyerfan116 Fuckin savages

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    If you have a piece of the wall that broke off with paint on it, home depot can scan it and color match for you.
     
  21. Haeder

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    Another inch or two down and that damn bottle would have rocketed through the window and you'd be asking how to patch a hole in glass.



    Call a drywall guy. Tell him your story and that you're willing to pay $25 cash for him to fix it. It'll only take fifteen minutes - in total - for a decent drywall guy to fix this.

    A paint store should be able to match the color fairly well.
     
  22. Voss's Tumor

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    While this is true in theory, I've never had very good luck with that process, whether it's Lowe's or Home Depot -- especially with the whiter shades.
     
  23. OilyJillFart

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    It's an easy fix, but don't use spackle or drywall compound for a thick repair. Use plaster.
    Get some slow curing patching plaster. You can use plaster of paris, which is the easiest to find in any hardware store, but understand it cures very fast.
    Take out all the loose pieces of broken drywall, mix small batches of plaster, fill as needed. scrape it level before it gets too hard. Finish with spackle or drywall compound.
    Sand smooth, paint, and you're done.

    Experiment with the plaster if you never used it before so you know how it cures before you apply it to the wall.
     
  24. stevethrower

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    Or get something like Sheetrock 90... basically a chemical setting compound... like the name suggests it sets in 90 minutes. I does dry very hard so try not to put a shit ton on the wall other wise you will be sanding for ever.
     
  25. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    what we have here is the very last St. Louis Cardinals fan to really care about the team

    I bet the players who blew the game cared even less

    this is why we have the word "fan" short for "fanatic"

    congrats, sir
     

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