Home & Garden

How to Repair Torn Drywall Paper

  • Last Updated:
  • Apr 29th, 2020 10:42 pm
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jul 30, 2005
3498 posts

How to Repair Torn Drywall Paper

I'm glad I googled it before I did this, but I just assumed you could use drywall compound to repair torn drywall paper. Turns out you need to prime/seal it first, but I am reading conflicting information on what to use to seal it.

Some youtube videos specifically say not to use water based primer (latex) which I have a lot of. Others state to use shellac or oil based primer and then compound over top.

Any suggestions?

Should I get something like this
https://www.homehardware.ca/en/946ml-b- ... lts%20page
or this
https://www.homehardware.ca/en/911ml-wh ... ccode=7480
  • upload.jpg
2 replies
Deal Addict
Nov 23, 2003
2053 posts
Oil primer for this purpose is correct.