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Old 12-17-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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Default Sheet Rock Repair

Ours is a brand new home. Accidentally I put too much pressure on the Tissue paper holder and it came off the wall and put hole on the sheet rock. These are so sensitive and not strong at all. We are paying so much for the house, but you can break the walls so easily.

Anyway, can I fix this myself? or its better to get some one fix it?

Warranty does not cover this since its not their responsibility. Can you guys recommend someone than can do sheet rock repair?
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:03 AM
 
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all the materials needed are at Lowes or Home Depot. It is really easy to fix
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:20 AM
 
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Depending on the size of the hole, it's an easy fix. It usually just involves some mesh webbing, spackle, sand paper and paint (again depending on the size).
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:53 AM
 
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Depending on your builder and the warranty guy, they might be willing to fix it if your home is within a couple of months new. Never hurts to ask.... I moved into a new home recently and the builder was awesome at fixing things and even sending the guys to touch up paint and trim after we moved in... walls got banged up marked from the move.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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You may want to learn to do this yourself because as a home owner you will be doing plenty of sheet rock repairs over the years .
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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I did ask the builder and he is saying, they are in cost cutting mode and they can't really do anything thats not covered under warranty. We just moved in 2 weeks ago. It really bothers me that these can break so easily.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:16 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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clear the damage, get spackling compound, put it into hole, let dry. you can use paint to sort of match the texture of the walls. optionally, spray some orange peel thinger to match your walls, paint your bathroom if you want a new color. get some drywall anchor screws (the 50 pounder) and move the tissue holder somewhere atleast 2inches from the original spot or find a stud to screw it into (or other tissue holder solution).

i removed one of my big bathroom mirrors to replace with a pair of designer mirrors and to my surprise it was covering a huge hole. like huge. rather than call for warranty and have people with dirty boots to come over i just fixed it myself. i used a lot more repair material on that and its not difficult at all.
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