- Repairing drywall damage


Dear Shell,

I have taken off some wallpaper and border. Some of the drywall paper stuck to it. How should I fix this surface so that I can paint over it and it look normal?

Thanks, Tony

Dear Tony,

1. Clean area by using 1 cup Fleecy Fabric Softener mixed with 1 quart hot water.

2. After rinsing apply 1 coat of Weldbond Wood Adhesive to damp area where the paper came off.

3. Patch with light weight spackling compound.

4. Lightly sand with 180-200 grit sandpaper.

5. Prime with Alkyd Fast Dry Primer

6. Paint with Kitchen and Bath Paint.

It's just that easy.

Article courtesy of: Shell Busey

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September 21st, 2023