What to do about "Torn" sheetrock in the bedroom?

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While removing some UGLY wallpaper in my bathroom, and getting rather excited about the process, I inadvertently tore some sections of the sheetrock, causing even UGLIER "scars". What can I do to repair it?
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  • Cynthia Starnes Griffin Cynthia Starnes Griffin on Jun 26, 2016
    I wish I had an answer to this. I am commenting so that in the event you get an answer, I will get tagged. I have the same problem. I really do not want to replace all the drywall. The only other solution I have come across is to use heavy paintable wallpaper to cover the walls, or to give the walls a stucco style finish.
  • Lauren Mathews Lauren Mathews on Jun 26, 2016
    It takes a little work, but you can get drywall patch.
  • William William on Jun 26, 2016
    Use non shrink drywall patching compound over the scarred areas. Let dry overnight. Take a damp sponge and go over the patches to smooth them out. Prime and paint.
  • Ellen Ellen on Jun 26, 2016
    Give the area a light sanding, take some spackle and a 3-4" wide spackle blade and put a light coat over all the damaged area. Let dry thoroughly then lightly sand again. Run hand over it and if there are still depressions or areas that are not smooth, repeat the process. Once you're satisfied with it, PRIME and PAINT.
  • Ebo7606611 Ebo7606611 on Jun 26, 2016
    Smooth out with dry wall patch. Let dry use damp sponge or sand slightly. Prime and paint.
  • Mary Mary on Jun 26, 2016
    First off, determine how much of the sheet rock you damaged. Second: Head to Home Depot or Lowes or Menards. Look for pre-mixed dry wall patching. It comes in small containers and very large ones. Third: if any of the sheetrock paper came off, make sure what is left on the wall is smooth. Use a fine grit sand paper and smooth out all of the sheetrock that's been damaged. Fourth: stir the dry wall patching, then spread it on the places that need to be fixed.. spread on thin. Let it dry then sand again. If it looks like it needs more patching, then use more of the dry wall patching, let it dry, sand it. When everything is looking good, then use a primer and then paint. Don't worry about what you have to do. Patching drywall is easy. It's the cost of supplies that will hurt the most. Best of Luck to you!
  • Donpaulin Donpaulin on Jun 26, 2016
    I would be sure to cut out, with a sharp utility or razor blade knife, every jagged edge. Then apply a couple coats of joint cement (or specialty stuff). No need for sandpaper - use a damp sanding sponge for better results. Then, use as 'harsh' light from the side to look for imperfections - and repeat. Even after the primer coat you can fill in depressions if necessary.
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