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You Don't Need an Expert to Repair Your Damaged Plasterboards: Follow These 4 Simple Steps

by Lily Carroll

Because the current market has many products, it's easier to perform simple and economical repairs. There are many stores that have cheap home improvement products and supplies for your repair projects. Even plasterboard repair is now possible with simple methods.

No matter where it is, follow these four simple steps to repair your damaged plasterboard: 

Step 1: Finding Supplies

The initial step in this process is finding plasterboard accessories and supplies. Purchase a couple of joint putty knives at least 4–5 inches in length. For professional repair work, choose metallic putty knives. Also consider buying a joint compound tub and multipurpose sponges. If your repair project covers a wide area, you must consider buying patches necessary for holding the joint compound together. 

Step 2: Prepping 

Use pliers to remove all screws, nails and staples carefully. Remove any hanging parts and pieces from the plasterboard using the putty knife. In case of any water damage on the plasterboard, carefully scrape off any wet parts. If you find any concave area, scrape it until it is flat. 

Step 3: Patching

Now pick your joint compound and stir it until it is smooth. Using one putty knife, scoop large amounts of the compound. Then use the second knife to scoop off small amounts from the first putty knife. Apply the joint mixture using gentle strokes on the damaged areas of your plasterboard. 

After every stroke, scrape the knife on the edge of the one bearing the compound. This way, no debris will mix with the next compound scoop you'll be applying next. Repeat this procedure until the damaged parts on the plasterboard are smooth and flat. Reapply more compound to flatten the plasterboard before it dries completely.

Step 4: Sponging

Using light strokes, sponge the repaired plasterboard using a damp sponge to smooth out areas that are not entirely flat. Ensure there is no debris before smoothing the plasterboard. Finally, assess your plasterboard repair job and make sure there are no lumps, bubbles or debris. 

Then, let it dry for at least five or six hours. However, if you've repaired a broader plasterboard region, leave it for a day to dry up completely. After drying, you can paint it with your favourite colour as you wish. 

These are four simple steps to repair your plasterboards with ease. From finding supplies and prepping to patching and sponging, the process is simple. Call a company that works with plasterboard to get more tips.