How Fix a Hole in Drywall
Disclaimer: If you do not feel comfortable performing this task, please contact a professional.
How to Repair a Hole in Your Drywall
Secure a piece of plywood behind the hole
Tip: make sure the screws go slightly into the drywall
Place a new piece of drywall over the hole
Attach the drywall with screws
Cover the cracks with drywall mesh tape
Cover the entire surface with an even layer of drywall mud
Tip: Use a wide trowel to smooth off the surface
Let the mud set for as long as it says on the box
Sand down the surface until it’s smooth.
Tip: Sometimes it's easier to have 2 or 3 thin coats of mud with sanding in between than one thick coat.
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