HOW TO REPAIR A HOLE IN YOUR DRYWALL

Congratulations to you on owning a new home! Now you can revel in the uncountable freedom and all other benefits that come with having a house of your own. However, you shouldn’t forget about the tons of difficulties of maintenance you would face over the years as a homeowner, some of the maintenances include repairing and patching up holes in your wall, which is what we want to talk about here. This particular maintenance/repair especially is close to being inevitable if you used dry wall when covering your house. Let’s face it, while dry walls might be inexpensive, easy to install, and in general, an amazing wall covering, it can’t exactly pass to be on the list of the most durable wall coverings we have out there. Though, while there may be a need to fix the walls sometimes, it isn’t a task you should get yourself worked up over, because it is basically cheap and easy to carry out.

Basically, all the tools you need to fix all types of holes in a dry wall, let’s say sheetrock, are the following:

  • 1 Cordless drill
  • 1 Drywall knife
  • 1 Rock saw (a razor knife will do the job as well)
  • A small amount of drywall mud (buy with discretion)
  • Drywall tape

So now, you need to know that patching smaller holes (those that are about the size of a thumb) requires less effort and straightforward, however, repairing larger holes take up more energy and require a lot of work. When patching smaller holes, all you have to do is to simply use the tip of your finger to apply a little amount of drywall mud to the damaged wall and that’s all it takes for it to look good again. If you don’t have drywall mud to spare for the repair, you could easily and it will be just as fine as ever.

As for larger holes, the procedure for repair may differ as it depends on the size of the holes but here is the basic idea you need for repairing the hole regardless of the damage:

We’ll advice you mark the spot you are planning to repair before you proceed to cutting it off with a rock saw, because this will make the repair appear more professional. After marking the spot, then you will cut off a patch from some scrap drywall, which has to be of the same size with the hole in your wall, and then screw it to the hole with the use of a cordless drill. After screwing the patch to the wall, you should apply the drywall tape around the patch to conceal any visible tiny space that might be between the patch and the wall, so as to have a neater job. When it is all dried up, you can choose to finish the wall however you desire – paint, spray, anything you like!

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