About The Drywall Plug - Fireguard Repair Plugs - Drywall Repair Kit - Sheetrock Repair Patch
The Fireguard Drywall Repair Plug is better than a drywall kit. Unlike a drywall kit, there is no need to pay for extra unnecessary items. Drywall kit compound is usually a less expensive generic compound that may leave undesirable results. When you have the choice to buy fresh name-brand drywall (Sheetrock) compound from the hardware store, many times there is left over sitting on the shelf in the garage. Since 90% of drywall do-it-yourself individuals already have drywall compound, a utility knife, pencil or pen and a $2 putty knife, why buy them again? The best drywall repair kit is The Fireguard Drywall Plug. Use it to fix holes in drywall (sheetrock) ceilings and walls without the unnecessary purchase of items that you already have.
Have you ever tried a “DRYWALL REPAIR PATCH”? A drywall (sheet rock) repair patch only hides the damage. It is a temporary fix that cannot return the drywall’s integrity. A drywall (sheet rock) patched area cannot be used to re-hang pictures or towel holders. A drywall repair patch simply allows you to fill the hole with drywall compound. When compared to the Fireguard Drywall Repair Plug, a drywall patch (sometimes) takes longer to install. The drywall patch will not return the structural integrity to the damaged surface and in some cases, costs a few dollars more with inferior results. The Drywall Repair plug is not sold in a kit, nor can it be considered a patch. It is a complete and permanent drywall repair product, similar to what has been used for years by professional drywall repairmen. It is now available to replace drywall repair patches and clips as the BEST (sheet rock) drywall repair product on the market.
Search YouTube and watch the video on repairing holes in drywall (sheetrock). Many of them show you how to make your own drywall (sheetrock) style repair plug. However, home made drywall repair plugs made with standard drywall (sheetrock) lack the important patented paper that the Fireguard Drywall Repair Plug has. This important piece is the key to insuring a lasting bond to a painted surface, and the return of structural integrity to the damaged area. you can’t find this in any drywall repair kit, nor does it come with drywall clips or drywall patches. Although you can get average results with home made plugs, only the Fireguard Drywall plug gives you the advantage of not needing to buy a separate sheet of drywall and keeps the guesswork out. With a round design, the Fireguard Drywall Repair Plug allows for an easy finish. Plugs with square edges have a tendency to catch and lift, making it harder to finish with professional looking results. one Fireguard Drywall Repair Plug can take less than 5 minutes to install, and can last as long as the wall itself. Watch how easy it is on the video demo on the Home Page. You will never use a drywall repair patch, drywall clip, or hope a drywall repair kit has everything you need again!
The Fireguard Drywall Repair Plug will forever change the future of drywall repair including fixing holes in walls and ceilings. maintenance workers in hotels, apartments, dorms, schools and businesses will increase their repair time, allowing better drywall repairs to be made faster and less expensive.
DRYWALL REPAIR MADE EASY!!
Whether you call it “Patching a hole” or “Fixing Drywall” any Do-It-Yourself weekend handyman can make a Professional Drywall Repair in minutes without a big expense. Drywall Repair has never been easier!
Needed tools include a pencil, 4-inch putty knife, utility knife, sandpaper, small bucket of drywall compound (DO NOT use “PASTE” or “SPACKLING”) and either a 3-7/8″ diameter or a 6-7/8″ diameter Fireguard Drywall Repair Plug. Most of these tools already hang over the garage work bench, so the expense is very minimal, usually just the price of the Drywall Repair plug and the compound (mud).
The Fireguard Drywall Repair Plug is the only product on the market that can claim to “Return the Structural Integrity” back to the damaged area. For example, if the damaged area was where the end of a towel holder was screwed into, when the repair was completed, it could be returned to its original location as if the area was never damaged and hold up to daily use again. Unlike other drywall repair products, the Drywall Repair plug is the only “PERMANENT” repair!
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Understanding Drywall Joint Compound… How To Choose It
What is drywall joint compound, or “mud”?
Drywall compound is a water-based paste that is used to cover seams, holes and make repairs in walls, ceilings anywhere drywall is used. It is available premixed in containers up to 5 gal., or as a powder that is mixed with water.
It is a combination of some or all of the following materials: limestone, dolomite, water, perlite, vinyl polymers and crystalline silica. The combination of these materials gives drywall compound good adhesive properties, limited flexibility, and a hard, smooth surface for painting. When primed and painted, it is almost indistinguishable from the drywall it has been spread on!
Prior to 1980, many joint compound formulations contained asbestos, which is a known carcinogen under some conditions and for some people. Though modern compounds contain no asbestos, care should be taken when doing repairs that might raise dust in older buildings.
Two Types of Pre-Mixed Drywall Joint Compound…
There are two versions of premixed drywall compound on the market today, standard joint compound and so-called lightweight joint compound.
Standard drywall joint compound is the original product for finishing drywall seams and nail holes. It dries very slowly, especially under cool conditions. It is very soft when applied but dries very hard. Because of its initial softness, it has a tendency to sag badly if applied heavily. Thus, it is not the product of choice for filling holes or seams unless tape is used.
Lightweight drywall joint compound (a.k.a. “Spackling Paste”), is quite a different animal. Due to its different composition, it is much firmer out-of-the-can than standard joint compound and can be used to fill cracks or holes with little sagging. This property makes it ideal for nail size hole in the wall repairs. However, when dry it is not as hard as standard drywall compound, so many drywall installation professionals prefer to use standard joint compound for everyday use.
Both of these products are available in dry formulations that you mix with water. For the average homeowner or handyman, though, I see little advantage in purchasing the powder when using the premixed product is so easy!
Quick-Setting Drywall Compound… or “Hot Mud”
Usually in a powder that you mix with water, this product is a very different animal! Many professionals love this product because it sets much more quickly than either standard or lightweight joint compound. A skilled taper can easily do a complete bedroom size room in as little a one day!
It can be purchased in formulas with various setting times… 20-30min, 30-60min and 60-120min. In some markets, a powdered accelerator can be added which can shorten setting time to as little as 10 minutes! Obviously, this is too quick for doing entire rooms, but it can sure speed up small repairs. (Be sure to read the instructions before trying the accelerator… improper mixing will negate the effect, according to most manufacturers!)