I have about 130 1/2" diameter holes to fill in my drywall. They were
drilled through the entire thickness of the drywall to facilitate
drying by a professional water damage company I hired to dry the
sheetrock when it got a little wet from a clean water leak I had in my
home. The holes are all below the baseline (the area covered by the
baseboard). I am thinking of filling them myself. They need to be
sanded flat so the baseboard goes on smoothly, but they don't need to
be painted over or perfect-looking since they will be covered by
baseboard. They do need to dry completely, and be resistant to future
The sheetrock in question is the original drywall used when the
building was constructed in about 1976, if that makes any difference.
What to use? Patching compound, joint compound, setting compound?
I haven't been able to find out exactly what makes these products
different from each other.
(Altho, from what I've been reading, I understand joint compound won't
adhere to the core of the drywall.) Specific product recommendations
Technique to use? Is there a good product to use that will fill these
size holes without having to add any support material? Do I need to
stuff a little piece of mesh in the hole? Do I need to worry about
the depth to which I fill the hole?
Any other insights welcome!!!