I have a hole in a drywall wall to repair. It is about 2 inches wide and
about 6 inches long. The drywall is 5/8th thickness. Is the best way to
repair it, to fill the hole with mud and then put drywall tape over it?
Then sand and add more mud as needed? Or should I try to put a piece of
drywall in the hole first?
Screw a stick to the inside of the hole to support the patch. Fill the hole
with a scrap of dry wall and put a coat of mud over it to just fill the
cracks. Remove the screws after the mud dries, the patch should hold on its
own. Then continue mudding, with taping over the joints.
Even easier than a stick are drywall repair clips, made for just that
kind of job:
The drywall kit that Jeff mentioned is well worth the price for a
do-it-yourselfer. Lowe's and Home Depot sell this kit with the clips,
screws, tape, and instructions. Look in the section where the drywall
tools are located.
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