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How to fix the scratch in Gyprock?

dbase92000
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How to fix the scratch in Gyprock?

Hello Team,

 

When I moved to my new house, the gyprock got scratched when moving the furniture. Can you please let me know how can i repair and fix this ? I have attached some photos for your reference.

 

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Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: How to fix the scratch in Gyprock?

Hi @dbase92000,

 

Thanks for sharing photos so members can see what you are working with.

 

I'd start with sugar soap and see if you can remove the marks. As @prettyliving has previously shared, dry with a cloth as you go to prevent streaking. Jess has also shared other techniques you can try in this discussion: Tips to remove wall marks.

 

For the scratches I would then try gentle sanding and see if you can get a smooth surface. It's a bit hard to tell how deep your scratches are, but it would be great if you could get a smooth surface without needing filler and following the steps in a repair like this: Patching holes in the wall

 

I'll also ask @EricL to share his thoughts when he is back on the site on the weekend. 

 

Jason

 

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: How to fix the scratch in Gyprock?

Hello @dbase92000

 

Thank you for sharing your question about how to fix the scratch in Gyprock. 

 

It's great that you've received fantastic advice from @Jason. I totally agree with his recommendation short of using Selleys 180g Colour Smart Gap Filler. I suggest trying standard cleaning practices such as using Glitz 750ml Spray On Wipe Off along with 3M Scotch-Brite 120mm x 80mm Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges - 8 Pack

 

However, if you find that the damage is deeper and can't be fixed with regular cleaning you will have to fill in the damage. Before repairing the damage, I suggest taking a paint sample at least the size of a 10 cent coin. You can bring this to the store and get a paint match. Once you have the paint sample, you can proceed to repair the plaster wall. 

 

Here is a handy step-by-step guide: How to patch plaster

 

If you need further assistance with this project, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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dbase92000
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Re: How to fix the scratch in Gyprock?

Thank you Jason. I will give a try and if it did not help will try the one suggested by Eric below.

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