Tips and Tricks on Local Drywall Repair
Tough as it is, drywall can withstand only limited abuse. A door opened opened too hard can produce a hole in the wall requiring drywall repair. This kind of damage looks bad, but even large holes are easy are a easy drywall repair fix. The easiest way is find local same day drywall repair at samedaypros.com. If you want to do-it-yourself all you have to do is buy a drywall repair kit. Measure the hole, and visit your local hardware store to purchase that drywall repair kit. There are various sizes and types for different applications. For example, a drywall repair patch for a ceiling is thicker than one for a wall. Before you use the kit, remove any loose paper or plaster around the edges of the hole. Then apply the drywall repair patch, following the manufacturer's instructions.
Drywall Repair For A Small Hole
To make a drywall repair to a small drywall hole without a kit, follow these directions:
Prepare tin can lid that is at least 11/2 inches more in diameter than hole in drywall for backing piece. Use keyhole saw to cut out narrow horizontal slit in wall on each side of hole.
Measurement of hole plus both narrow slits should equal diameter of lid so you can insert lid sideways into hole.
Use awl to punch two holes in center of lid. Thread 12-inch piece of wire or string through holes.
Holding ends of wire, slide lid through slit. Still holding wire, pull lid toward you until it's flat against inside of wall. To hold in place, set stick of scrap wood over hole on outside of wall and twist wire tightly over stick. The can lid should be held firmly against inside of wall.
Use putty knife to apply premixed drywall patching compound over patch.
Leave patch slightly low, and don't try to level it. Let patch dry until it turns bright white, typically at least 24 hours.
When dry, cut string or wire and remove stick.
To finish the drywall repair patch, fill it completely with more plaster of paris or drywall patching compound to make patch level with wall surface. Let dry, lightly sand area, prime, and paint.
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