Q: How do I fix a hole in my drywall?
I have a pretty large hole in my drywall. It's too big for me to just put spackle over. How should I go about fixing it?
A: Drywall patch
There are a few ways to repair.
items to purchase durabond 45, topping compound, drywall tape, 4" and 10" drywall knives, utility knife, drywall as large as hole (check thickness), and a drywall sanding sponge, 1 5/8" drywall screws. Oh and some smooth wrist movements. lol I find finishing drywall takes lots of practice, but some people are naturals.
A dutch patch- take some small wood strips, cut so they are a couple inches bigger than hole, then fit in hole so there is enough to screw in to top and bottom. ( then follow regular instructions)
Regular- cut hole horizontally top and bottom to studs, cut out down center of studs. Glue and screw in both new and old drywall.
Cut pc of drywall as close to hole size as possible( if hole is very rough, cut the hole so its easier for drywall to fit), glue wood and screw drywall into it.( make sure screws are flat and not sticking out. Mix up durabond 45 fill in small gaps (that should dry within an hour), then using more durabond (will have to mix up new batch). Apply tape to seams and smooth out tightly to wall with knife. Once this drys sand and apply topping compound( may need few coats to get perfect . Sand each coat. After smooth and dry your ready for primer and paint. Will probably have to paint entire wall.
Most painters or drywall finishers can do this probably not too expensively. When you consider purchasing tools.
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