How to Repair Damaged Drywall AfterYour Baseboards Were Removed...

by PeckDrywallPainting
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I was called to a home where these folks were getting new tile flooring and they did the do it yourself (diy) baseboard removal themselves before the flooring was going to be put in.
Unfortunately they forgot to or didn't know to take a razor knife and score the top of the baseboard caulk where the baseboard meets the wall. If you don't do that you're going to tear the paper on the drywall.
If you're watching this video and have already torn the paper on the drywall when you removed your baseboards for new flooring?

I'm going to show you how to repair these areas and get it done right.

Step one, Remove all of the loose paper and the

remaining caulk.

Step two, Apply a product called Gardz Problem Surface Sealer with a brush or roller.

Step three, Apply joint compound to the

damaged areas that you primed with the Gardz. Let dry.

Step four, Apply second coat of joint compound to the area. Let dry and lightly sand. (If needed apply a third coat of joint compound. Let dry and lightly sand that


Step five, Use a quality interior primer and paint.

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions, -Paul
Suggested materials:
  • Gardz Problem Surface Sealer   (Lowes)
  • USG All Purpose Joint Compound (Green Lid)   (Lowes)
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  • B. Enne B. Enne on Apr 20, 2016
    been there, done that lol! Thanks for sharing.
  • PeckDrywallPainting PeckDrywallPainting on Apr 21, 2016
    Happy to @B. Enne ! Don't feel bad. You would be surprised at how many people actually make this mistake all the time. It's a pretty easy fix if you know the right materials and techniques. Take care, -Paul
    • B. Enne B. Enne on Apr 21, 2016
      @PeckDrywallPainting yes we havehad to learn through trial and error. :) We always score a line now before removing it. I'm getting quite good at drywall repair, due to silly mistakes like that :D LOL