Welcome to the APBWeb.
Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: Drywall Repair

  1. #1
    jmur5074's Avatar
    jmur5074 is offline Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9,051
    Rep Power
    6232623

    Drywall Repair

    Yes, here I am again asking for tips/advice on a household repair.

    My tub/shower surround unknowingly came separated from the wall in a small area, and in return I got some water along the edge of the tub surround, soundly soaking the drywall.

    Thus far I've removed all of the caulking, and cut away a large portion of wet drywall (about a 10" tall x 4" wide piece). Behind the was ANOTHER piece of drywall (?). I cut a small piece of that out, and found a stud behind it. The stud basically runs the width of the wet drywall, so I don't believe there's any (or very little) wet insulation behind it. The second piece of drywall seemed dry, with the exception of the drywall paper which I peeled away.

    I pulled the corner of the tub surround away, removed all of the damp debris and currently have a fan blowing onto the damp area, and behind the tub surround.

    In a couple days (once it's completely dried out) I'm going to take a cut piece of drywall and place it into the area where I cut the old drywall out, screw it into place, put compound around the edges, sand, and paint.

    Does that sound ok to you? Any suggestions or tips? Like the majority of my home projects, I'm winging it and learning as I go.
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
    The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.

  2. #2
    Car 4's Avatar
    Car 4 is offline CID Chief
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    10-02-07
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    2,171
    Rep Power
    2188915
    Jmur, old buddy.....was any of the old drywall green? If not green, then cement board...gray and rough?


    If not, you may want to do the whole thing over again. You should, at a minimum, have greenboard but cement board is better and usually code round a shower or tub.

    Let me know....

    Car 4
    I would like my country back. I used to believe that one man could never destroy this country. Not so sure anymore!

  3. #3
    jmur5074's Avatar
    jmur5074 is offline Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9,051
    Rep Power
    6232623
    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    Jmur, old buddy.....was any of the old drywall green? If not green, then cement board...gray and rough?


    If not, you may want to do the whole thing over again. You should, at a minimum, have greenboard but cement board is better and usually code round a shower or tub.

    Let me know....

    Car 4

    hm....you're losin' me.

    The old drywall was not green...it looked like some of the color from the brown paper backing had leached onto it...but it wasn't green. And I have no idea what cement board is.

    I haven't put anything on the wall yet...I've only pulled the damaged drywall off. So at the moment there's nothing to redo because I have a hole in my wall.
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
    The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.

  4. #4
    mavriktu's Avatar
    mavriktu is offline Patrol Sgt.
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-21-06
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    2,847
    Rep Power
    5559847
    In a couple days (once it's completely dried out) I'm going to take a cut piece of drywall and place it into the area where I cut the old drywall out, screw it into place, put compound around the edges, sand, and paint.

    As lomg as you "tape" the edges before you float itThe "Tape" is actually nothing more than paper(about 2-3 bucks a roll uaually,)the clerk will try to sell you the expensive yellow stuff,dont fall for it as it takes to much mud to cover it.I have sheetrocked quite a bit (hey!use to own a rental house),any questions let me know.BTW,you are in Mnmake sure you have a space heater or else the mud will never dry enough to properly sand.

  5. #5
    lewisipso's Avatar
    lewisipso is offline Injustice/Indifference/In God we trust
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    02-02-07
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    14,723
    Rep Power
    6936012
    Green board is sheetrock that is commonly used in bathrooms. It is more water resistant than regular drywall. Cement board is even better.

    Taping drywall. I'm in the process of finishing a wall I had to put up to separate a room and this is how I'm learning.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHICz13Nf3c&feature=fv w"]YouTube - How To Tape Drywall[/ame]

    You should do a second coat after the first one dries and then sand it smooth. (don't ask me about the music.)
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

    We are who we choose to be.

    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


  6. #6
    Five-0's Avatar
    Five-0 is offline Super Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    05-15-06
    Posts
    10,982
    Rep Power
    8357018
    I would recommend a paint designed for high moisture areas like bathrooms. Got this off the Sherman Williams website:




    • For bathrooms, kitchens, basements and more
    • Moisture and mildew resistant
    • Washable, scrubbable - keeps your bath clean and fresh
    • Dries to a tough, durable finish
    • Satin and Semi-Gloss finishes for versatility




    Interior Paints - Sherwin-Williams

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat

    "Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway

    The opinions given in my signatures & threads DO NOT reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employing agency. They are my personal opinions only, thereby releasing my agency of any liability, or involvement in anything posted under the username "Five-0" on Officerresource.com

  7. #7
    TXCharlie's Avatar
    TXCharlie is offline Former & Future Reserve Officer
    Join Date
    12-29-05
    Location
    Dallas Area
    Posts
    5,528
    Rep Power
    3224965
    Yeah, if you use regular old drywall, it'll fall apart and mildew after getting wet repeatedly, so it won't be long until you have to do it all over again.

    (\__/)
    (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
    (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.

  8. #8
    jmur5074's Avatar
    jmur5074 is offline Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9,051
    Rep Power
    6232623
    Well I've already got a bathroom paint (from when I painted the bathroom last year.)

    The reason is get wet in the first place is because the caulking between the tub surround and the wall separated, letting water in behind the tub surround, down the wall, and into/onto the drywall.

    I am going to redo the caulking obviously, so that should prevent this from happening again. That, coupled with the new coats of bathroom paint, I should be in the clear, right?
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
    The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.

  9. #9
    gopherpuckfan's Avatar
    gopherpuckfan is offline I'm from the government and I'm here to help
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    02-02-07
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    2,747
    Rep Power
    1717608
    Self taught?

    I say again, "ORLY?"
    The views expressed in the above post are the sole opinion of the author and do not reflect any official position by the author's employer and/or municipality.

  10. #10
    MacLean's Avatar
    MacLean is offline O/R Gun mod
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    09-05-07
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    11,802
    Rep Power
    4584773
    If you replace that with regular drywall and paint it, you'll be doing it again.

    If you aren't willing to do it all over with greenboard or cement board, this will hold a while...

    1. Patch it, let the mudd and wall dry without using it for a week. Put a heat lamp on it would be better, when you can attend it.

    2. Apply a good waterproof primer, Killz makes one. Let that dry, put a coat on again, let it dry.

    3. Paint. Let that dry damn good.

    4. Caulk it.

    I had to fix this exact thing, it bites.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



  11. #11
    Jenna's Avatar
    Jenna is offline sheep
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    06-11-06
    Posts
    24,376
    Rep Power
    4817858
    Quote Originally Posted by gopherpuckfan View Post
    Self taught?

    I say again, "ORLY?"

  12. #12
    jmur5074's Avatar
    jmur5074 is offline Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9,051
    Rep Power
    6232623
    Looks like I'll be heading to Fleet Farm or Menards for some green board, or cement board.




    Quote Originally Posted by gopherpuckfan
    Self taught?

    I say again, "ORLY?"
    Yes, rly.....kinda.
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
    The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.

  13. #13
    Jks9199 is offline The Reason People Hate Cops & Causer of War
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    04-16-06
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    4,124
    Rep Power
    6563843
    There's also a different type of joint compound (or mud) for bathrooms; it sets up harder and is more water resistant, which will let you get away with regular drywall longer... And you can find water/mold resistant drywall that's somewhere less than greenboard but more than regular drywall. It's slightly more expensive -- but only slighty, and doesn't have the same paper backing that normal drywall does.
    Voting against incumbents until we get a Congress that does its job.

    TASER: almost as good as alcohol for teaching white boys to dance

    "Don't suffer from PTSD -- Go out and cause it!"
    -- Col. David Grossman, US Army, ret.

    All opinions expressed are my own and are not official statements of my employer.

  14. #14
    Shoestring's Avatar
    Shoestring is offline Please dont check the trunk...
    Verified LEO
    Authorized Vendor
    Join Date
    09-20-07
    Location
    Madison ish, WI
    Posts
    2,799
    Rep Power
    799035
    Go with a cement board back piece and put a green board on top. Make sure you let the mud dry before painting etc.

    I like the paint from Home Depot (I think it is Bear sp?) find a bathroom one because it has more of a barrier to stop water from penetrating the wall.

    When you caulk, make sure everything is extremely clean. If it is not, you will have the same problem within a year. I clean the area several times to make sure there is nothing to prevent a good seal
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

    "The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."

    The views, opinions, stupid off the cuff comments, mouthy, obnoxious, thoughtless, etc etc etc are not always or even some of the time the belief of my department, so bugger off!

  15. #15
    jmur5074's Avatar
    jmur5074 is offline Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9,051
    Rep Power
    6232623
    All good advice! Thanks, I appreciate it.
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
    The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.

  16. #16
    ARJJ is offline Officer First Class
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    04-02-07
    Location
    MS
    Posts
    135
    Rep Power
    75835
    Jmur, one last thing. Before you recaulk, go ahead and remove all the old caulking from the tub/suround seam. Clean the seam well. Then recaulk using a 100% silicone bath caulk. (GE Silicone II is what I typically use.) You may want use some masking tape to mask each side of the joint before applying the caulk, because silicone caulk is difficult to work with and isn't very forgiving of mistakes.

    If you use the cheaper Acrylic Latex caulk, it will mildew and deteriorate quickly, and you will have repairs to do again down the road.

  17. #17
    TXCharlie's Avatar
    TXCharlie is offline Former & Future Reserve Officer
    Join Date
    12-29-05
    Location
    Dallas Area
    Posts
    5,528
    Rep Power
    3224965
    I've always heard it's good to fill up the tub at least halfway before caulking, too. That supposedly helps keep the caulk from pulling away from the wall when someone takes a bath.

    I'm not too sure it matters if it's on a concrete slab foundation, but it probably matters a lot more if it's on a second story, or a pier & beam foundation that will flex when the tub gets some weight in it.

    (\__/)
    (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
    (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.

  18. #18
    Shoestring's Avatar
    Shoestring is offline Please dont check the trunk...
    Verified LEO
    Authorized Vendor
    Join Date
    09-20-07
    Location
    Madison ish, WI
    Posts
    2,799
    Rep Power
    799035
    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    I've always heard it's good to fill up the tub at least halfway before caulking, too. That supposedly helps keep the caulk from pulling away from the wall when someone takes a bath.

    I'm not too sure it matters if it's on a concrete slab foundation, but it probably matters a lot more if it's on a second story, or a pier & beam foundation that will flex when the tub gets some weight in it.
    It does make a diff on concrete floor, the plastic will still sag a little, the floor wont give but the plastic will
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

    "The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."

    The views, opinions, stupid off the cuff comments, mouthy, obnoxious, thoughtless, etc etc etc are not always or even some of the time the belief of my department, so bugger off!

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •