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 youâ€™ve got some drywall scraps lying around, youâ€™re in luck. But if you need a small piece of drywall, we sell pieces as small as 12â€ x 12â€ and can be picked up at our Langley shop.
You will need:
- Small piece of drywall
- Keyhole saw or other small-bladed saw<
- Small piece of wood (such as the 1Ã—4 shown in the photo above)
- Drywall screws (1 inch or longer)
- Joint compound
- Drywall tape
- Taping knife
- Primer and paint
What to do:
- Cut out the damaged part of the drywall. Make the cut a clean square or rectangle.
- 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.
- 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.
- Check that all screw heads are driven just below the surface of the drywall. Finish fixing the drywall hole with tape and joint compound.
- Once the final coat of compound has been sanded, the repair is ready to be primed and painted.
Need a small piece of drywall?
we sell pieces as small as 12″x12″
and can be picked up at our langley shop