Hi i am new to this kinda thing and do not know how to fix walls but i
am opwn to suggestions...
My dog made a huge hole in the restroom wall I thought I could use
plaster to repair it but the hole is way too big... any suggestions
half sheet of drywall or something as thick as the wall
preferably one that has a smooth or matching surface
make the hole bigger if you have to, in order to expose the studs
(your patch is going to fit into the same shape as the hole)
you need something to screw your patch to
just line it up
screw it on
or use small nails, tac it on..
use joint compound and a spatula
put the joint compound over the cracks..directly THEN put the tape over
THEN smooth some more compound down the length of the tape... go wider
than the tape and smooth it down aestetically... it's a trade skill..
but you should do fine on a patch
There are a couple of ways to patch the hole, depending on the size.
Iy it's really big, you can cut the existing drywall back to the center
of the studs on both sides of the opening, insert a patch of the same
thickness drywall and then tape and mud the seams. You might want to
add a support to the top and bottom of the opening by screwing a piece
of wood or drywall to the back of the existing drywall which should
extend into the opening and then glue or screw the patch to this
support. This will help prevent the horizontal seam from moving and
If the hole is not big enough to justify enlarging the opening back to
the studs, try this:
Square off the hole and insert as big a piece of wood as you can into
the hole so that it overlaps the sides (or top and bottom of the hole).
Glue and screw the wood to the back of the existing drywall. Now cut a
patch the size of your hole, attach the patch to the wood that extends
across the opening and tape/mud the seams.
It's an repair, and others here have given you the details. You might
want to check out this webpage to give you a visual reference of what
If you can spread peanut butter in bread, you can pretty much patch a
hole in drywall.
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