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    Anyone know how to fix this?

    Prepping the home for sale and this needs a fixin'.

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    Is that just drywall? Just spackle it up and paint it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Is that just drywall? Just spackle it up and paint it.


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    And, of course, sand it before painting.

    On second thought, is that concrete? It would be a weird place for drywall. Looks like a counter of some kind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    And, of course, sand it before painting.

    On second thought, is that concrete? It would be a weird place for drywall. Looks like a counter of some kind?
    Pic is sideways. It's an archway. You can see the hinges for a door that collided with the archway when a certain toddler decided to tremor the doorstop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Pic is sideways. It's an archway. You can see the hinges for a door that collided with the archway when a certain toddler decided to tremor the doorstop.
    So like I said, put some mud on it and paint it. You only need a 1-2 month fix for it if you are selling the house.

    I also feel like I'm being punked. Is there a thread for basic home repairs that my wife could even do without my help?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    So like I said, put some mud on it and paint it. You only need a 1-2 month fix for it if you are selling the house.

    I also feel like I'm being punked. Is there a thread for basic home repairs that my wife could even do without my help?


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    Yeah what's the deal here? I also have a squeaky garage door. Any idea how to make it stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    So like I said, put some mud on it and paint it. You only need a 1-2 month fix for it if you are selling the house.

    I also feel like I'm being punked. Is there a thread for basic home repairs that my wife could even do without my help?


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    No offense, I hope, but I wouldnt use mud. Its not as stable dimensionally as a filler. Use one of the lightweight fillers and you can sculpt it and it will not shrink or change. Plus it tends to take paint a little better than thick mud, which is very thirsty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    No offense, I hope, but I wouldnt use mud. Its not as stable dimensionally as a filler. Use one of the lightweight fillers and you can sculpt it and it will not shrink or change. Plus it tends to take paint a little better than thick mud, which is very thirsty.
    Shrink? The hole is like 2mm deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Shrink? The hole is like 2mm deep.
    You're so metric!

    Suit yourself. Mud isnt meant to patch and there is a reason why. Filler is dimensionally stable and will hold contours, etc., better. But if you like mud, then party on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    You're so metric!

    Suit yourself. Mud isnt meant to patch and there is a reason why. Filler is dimensionally stable and will hold contours, etc., better. But if you like mud, then party on.
    Well, I did first say "spackle" but then used mud in general. This isn't really a repair job. It's touch up. He could use chewed gum and he'd be fine for the time it takes to sell the home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Well, I did first say "spackle" but then used mud in general. This isn't really a repair job. It's touch up. He could use chewed gum and he'd be fine for the time it takes to sell the home.


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    Or toothpaste, which actualy works pretty well for pin holes and such.

    Btw, spackle is also a little different. For stuff like this damage I prefer a polymer type filler, although spackle is fine too, of course. I agree it isn't that big of a deal, but if I was trying to match that curve, I would prefer a filler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Or toothpaste, which actualy works pretty well for pin holes and such.

    Btw, spackle is also a little different. For stuff like this damage I prefer a polymer type filler, although spackle is fine too, of course. I agree it isn't that big of a deal, but if I was trying to match that curve, I would prefer a filler.
    Maybe you could post a picture of your favorite filler
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Maybe you could post a picture of your favorite filler
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    I said "picture" not link
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    Creekster killing this thread. That's the type of high level expertise I had hoped for in this thread.

    I was worried about the location and the curvature.

    Falafel, pick your favorite oil based lube. I'd go with WD 40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Creekster killing this thread. That's the type of high level expertise I had hoped for in this thread.

    I was worried about the location and the curvature.

    Falafel, pick your favorite oil based lube. I'd go with WD 40.
    i'm partial to this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Creekster killing this thread. That's the type of high level expertise I had hoped for in this thread.

    I was worried about the location and the curvature.

    Falafel, pick your favorite oil based lube. I'd go with WD 40.
    That's not a lube!
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    i'm partial to this one
    Dammit, I clicked on that! At work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Dammit, I clicked on that! At work!
    too bad you weren't at the gym
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    too bad you weren't at the gym
    Kinda tired today...
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