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Old 09-25-2011, 06:24 PM  
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I just had a small bathroom renovated. Hurricane Irene caused leakage through the chimney flashing which is above the bathroom. The leak caused bubbling along a trail app. 2 1/2 feet along the ceiling in one line and a 4" long trail of bubbling paint down the wall. The bubbling contained water I have since punctured the bubbles alowing the water to escape. The flashing is fixed. The sheetrock is mold resistant green board. Can I just let the sheetrock dry and then patch or do I have to take it down. There is no insulation over the ceiling trail nor behind the wall as it is an inside wall.


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Is the area that was wet still solid or is it soft to touch?


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I'd remove any unbonded paper (outside drywall layer), skim a coat of new mud on the affected areas, prime coat and texture/paint as needed to match.
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I would cut a few holes to let it dry out for a week or so and then replace the pieces that you cut out.
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