Mid Century Bath Drywall Repair

If you have been following along on this Mid Century design remodel you know it has been torn out.  Lots of fun and necessary changes are happening.

Before Here

Demo Here

Plumbing and drywall are the words right now. The bones of the project. Yeah! They  are the “have to’s”  before you start seeing the new look coming. Yesterday the walls were repaired and patched. The plumbing are for the new shower was started.

As you remember there was damage to the walls were the backsplash tile, recessed toilet paper holder, and part of the tub surround was removed. It isn’t necessary in some cases to remove the drywall and replace. You can achieve a flawless repair if you take your time and work slow.


Sorry I missed the photos so hope this makes sense? The hole in the wall will be a separate post, on how to patch holes.

The wall was scraped of loose paper, and remaining adhesive. There was damage and gouges. then the area was sanded with a palm sander to remove any small loose paper or materials.

The area was then painted with a coat of Oil Based 30min dry time primer.


Once this dried, a skim coat of drywall mud was ran over the surface. This was applied with a board knife.


The edges are wiped up, with a damp cloth as not to cover some of the existing texture this was allowed to dry completely and then sanded.


Followed again by another thin coat of “mud” which is allowed to dry, and sanded again.


After a good sanding and wipe down. Canned texture is applied. It is best to spray tests on an old piece of cardboard to get the right match of texture. There is a dial on the spout that can be turned from light, medium, or heavy.


Once you get the size of spray, you start off the wall and apply in circular motion to get the desired area covered. Less is more as you can add additional if needed.


Sorry about these photos, blurry, and not very good, but hope you get the idea. I shot them with my phone.

You let the texture dry completely. The use the broad knife again to knock off the tops of the texture bumps. This will fall to the floor like powdered sugar!


You may have to repeat to fill in missed spots or get the desired texture. After it has dried and tops knocked off, you need to prime it all again. When you have existing paint on the walls you have patched, feather the dry roller onto these areas so your new paint will adhere and look good.

The plumbing is in, and tested.

Yes! now we are ready for paint & tile.



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