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FIX YOUR DAMAGED DRYWALL WITH EASE

Whether it’s caused by roughhousing kids or wiring you no longer need, wall damage happens. Thankfully you can repair your own drywall and make it good as new.

  • Locate the studs on either side of the hole then cut out a section of drywall from stud to stud, being sure to remove the entire hole.
  • Affix a 2-inch x 2-inch piece of wood to each stud and a piece of 4-inch-wide plywood along the top and bottom edges of the hole to create a support for your patch.
  • Cut a patch for the hole and attach it to the support structure.
  • Mask the seams of the patch with paper tape and joint compound, applying compound before and after applying the tape.
  • Sand lightly if needed, then paint to make your wall as good as new.

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Great report, I was able to just forward it to my contractor so they knew exactly what needed to be done.

R.L.