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Use a putty knife to apply grout to the joints. Fill in low spots by applying and smoothing extra grout with you r finge r. Use the round edge of a toothbrush handle to create a concave grout line, if desired . You must now grout the joint. Interior Repairs • 39 I Repairing Carpet B urn s a nd stains a re the most common ca rpeting proble ms. You can clip away th e burned fibe rs of superficial burns usin g small sc isso rs. Dee per burn s a nd in delible stains require patching by cuttin g away a nd rep lac ing the da maged a rea .

Use a mallet or hammer and a block of wood covered with cloth or a carpet scrap (a "beater block") to lightly tap on the tile, setting it into the adhesive. Use a level or other straight surface to make sure the tile is level with the surrounding tiles. if necessary, continue to tap the tile until it's flush with the rest of the surrounding tiles. pliers. Get the mortar or thinset adhesive out of the grout joints with a small screwdriver and a cloth . Also, wipe away any adhesive from the surface of the tiles, using a wet sponge.

2 Work joint compound into the keyway using a 6" knife, then embed mesh tape into the compound, lightly forcing the compound through the mesh . Smooth the compound, leaving just enough to conceal the tape. Add two more coat of compound, in successively broader and thinner coats, to blend the patch into the surrounding area. Lightly sand, then retexture the repair area to match the wall . Prime and paint it to fin ish the repair Interior Repairs • 57 I Replacing Sheet Paneling espite its durability, prefinished sheet pa~ e lin g occasionally requires repairs.

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