Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How to Repair Garage Air Vent with Joint Compound

Fig.1 Vent damage
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:  
Mud knife
Primer latex 
Wall tape white
Wall board mud (top coat)

Mr. J. Bronchos saw my DIY Advisor blog and he called my PennySaver USA advertisement. He had some deteriorating garage floor vents that needed to be cleaned up. The wall had been eaten by rodents and he wanted to clean up his garage. Joe lives in Eastvale California. According to the city of Eastvale, the city was incorporated on October 1, 2010 and has an ever-growing population of over 55,602 residents.

This post show the five steps of the repairing garage weep vents.

Step 1: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows the garage vents are badly damaged and need some repair.
Fig.2 Damaged wallboard 
around metal vent
Step 2: Fig.3 shows the mud knife removing joint compound and inserting it around the vents. 
Step 3: Fig.4 shows the mud knife applying mud and sealing the wall board.
Fig.3 Applying joint compound
Fig.4 Fill in the corners
Step 4: Fig.5 show the mud be applied at the bottom of the garage vent and fig.6 shows the mud being smooth flat by a mud knife.
Fig.5 Place joint compound around
edges of the wall and vent
Fig.6 Flatten the joint compound
Step 5: Fig.7 shows the mud has dried and fig.8 shows the finished job. This garage had four garage vents that needed to be repaired. They need to be painted but he plans to do the job himself. Now Mr. Bronchos can enjoy his clean garage.
Fig.7 Sand smooth
Fig.8 Job finished

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