kitchen my smaller home

Repairing Water Damaged Walls

There’s some water damage in the kitchen from a leak last year – the inspector used his moisture detector and said it’s completely dry now – but there is still damage I have to repair before I can paint.

(looks kinda like a person throwing their hands in the air to party eh?)

I know the general idea of fixing it

  • scrape/flake off the paint and drywall tape that has bubbled off the wall
  • some kind of joint compound to fill any gaps
  • sand it smooth

This post about drywall repair mentions drywall tape. I dunno. I’ll have to ask my experts and see what they say.