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02-02-2018, 07:23 PM
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Sheetrock Replacement: Can I?

A plumbing leak has resulted in a hideous stain in the living room that has left the plasterboard damaged and in need of replacement. For the sake of standard v. metric meaurements, it'a about the size of a kitchen table.

I just spent the morning waiting for an estimate that would essentially cost me a kidney, dog, and hot meal to do the work.

Which leaves me pondering...

When building his house, I saw my dad do this kind of work patiently and perfectly. I know it takes a fair amount of practice to do the work seamlessly, and he had me do some taping, mudding, and sanding so I have some very basic experience...

Do you all think this is something I could manage myself or am I better off leaving the Sistine Chapel work to a professional?

If you think so, what tools would I need...eg. how many/sizes of trowels?
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02-02-2018, 07:26 PM
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Sorry Supermom, but what is sheetrock?
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02-02-2018, 07:37 PM
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Perhaps you call it drywall, plasterboard or gypsum rock?
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It might be plasterboard.
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Sorry Supermom, but what is sheetrock?
It's what Our inside walls & ceilings are made from Mups...I fink
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02-02-2018, 07:47 PM
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Plasterboard! I have it!

I need an interpreter on this forum...you have no idea .

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02-02-2018, 08:21 PM
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cleanest way,put new plasterboard over the whole ceiling,on top of the old,use longer galvanised nails,then replaster,,,
it wont look right takeing some down and replacing
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Plasterboard! I have it!

I need an interpreter on this forum...you have no idea .

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As Judge Judy says "Bastardised English"
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cleanest way,put new plasterboard over the whole ceiling,on top of the old,use longer galvanised nails,then replaster,,,
it wont look right takeing some down and replacing

Difficult to do on your own so a bit of help from a family member? You will still need to get a professional plasterer in to put the plaster skim on unless you consider a heavy duty thick lining paper to cover it with. That's what I chose to do when part of my plasterboard wall was damaged, I replaced the damaged section then covered the whole wall with the lining paper before painting it all.
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As Judge Judy says "Bastardised English"
Many Americans, born and raised, speak English as a second language...yet they do not have a first.
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