DIY

DIY

Drywall holes of any size can be easily fixed. A medium hole is one that is too large to be safely repaired with just tape and mud alone. You will need to fix this hole using a new piece of drywall. If you’ve got some drywall scraps lying around, you’re in luck. But if you need a small piece of drywall, we sell pieces as small as 12” x 12” and can be picked up at our Langley shop.

You will need:

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  • Small piece of drywall
  • Keyhole saw or other small-bladed saw<
  • Small piece of wood (such as the 1×4 shown in the photo above)
  • Drywall screws (1 inch or longer)
  • Screwdriver
  • Joint compound
  • Drywall tape
  • Taping knife
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer and paint

What to do:

  1. Cut out the damaged part of the drywall. Make the cut a clean square or rectangle.
  2. Slide the wood through the hole. Hold it firmly against the backside of the drywall, and then drive a screw through the face of the drywall into the backing on each side of the hole.
  3. Cut a piece of drywall to fit the hole. Set the drywall in the hole, and then attach it to the backing with two or three screws.
  4. Check that all screw heads are driven just below the surface of the drywall. Finish fixing the drywall hole with tape and joint compound.
  5. Once the final coat of compound has been sanded, the repair is ready to be primed and painted.

Need a small piece of drywall?

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we sell pieces as small as 12″x12″
and can be picked up at our langley shop

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