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Built In Closets #7: Getting the room ready - demo, patch, paint

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Blog entry by SPHinTampa posted 1375 days ago 1256 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that the towers are built, I am ready to fix up the closet.

First of all get everything out and pile it all over the house:

Then pull out the remaining wire shelves

These things leave a nasty hole when extracted

All done

Remove baseboards using prybar and try to avoid leaving holes likes these. I usually put a metal putty knife against wall where I insert prybar and this is why:

After a quick trip to Lowe’s to buy a patching kit.

Patch the holes using light spackle followed by spray texture (not shown)

Kidnap one of your daughter’s friends to cut in edges while you roll on the paint

And done (so close … )

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 1375 days ago

Looking good…

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 1375 days ago

Shawn, next time you do something similar (like you ever want to do it again), just dimple the anchors into the drywall with a hammer. Much easier to finish, and no mesh tape.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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