How to Repair Drywall

Are you looking for effective methods on how to fix a hole in your drywall? You’ve come to the right place! When you need to do a quick & easy patch-up, all that’s required is for you to follow a few simple steps to having the surface look as good as new!

For large holes, follow these steps for an easy solution.

You’ll need:


    1. Gather a large piece of drywall that’s bigger than the hole. Hold the piece up against the wall (over the hole) and using a pencil, trace around the edge.
    2. Once you have your tracing, cut along the pencil lines using a drywall knife to remove the damaged area.
    3. Inside the hole, attach a thin piece of wood to either side using screws. The screws must be sunk beneath the surface.
    4. Use joint tape on the borders of the patch to prevent any future cracking.
    5. Now, you’ll want to cover up the patch with joint compound. Feather the edges and allow it to dry. If you feel it needs a second coat, go ahead and apply it.
    6. Once you’re all finished, sand it down.


For small holes, a few simple steps and your wall will look as good as new!

You’ll need:

  1. Using a self-adhesive mesh patch, cover the small hole completely.
  2. Once the area has been covered, use a drywall knife with lightweight joint compound and cover the patch in a crisscross pattern. You’ll want to make sure the edges are feathered so it blends in naturally with the wall. To ensure the edges are as natural as possible, increase pressure with the knife when you get to the outer edges. This will thin out the compound to create a smooth finish.
  3. Allow the compound to dry and apply a second coat if needed. Sand down when finished.

If you have a large or small hole in your drywall, don’t panic. Over time, your home’s interior will suffer through some wear and tear and it’s simply a matter of using the necessary tools to patch up damage. By immediately fixing the problem, you’ll be able to breathe easy and when it comes time to put your house up on the market, your home’s resale value won’t be negatively affected. Use our simple steps and it’ll look as though your wall was never damaged in the first place!

Need more advice on how to easily patch up your drywall? Contact Lloyd! He’ll use his expertise to provide you with sound home advice, tips and solutions! And of course, if you need inspection services, he offers that too!

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