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Fixing a hole in the wall

August 4, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Step 1
Remove any debris or remaining paper from the holes. Tear away any loose wall material and brush away the dust. Smooth the area around the hole with a soft bristle brush followed by a medium to fine grit sandpaper.

Step 2
Use a utility knife to cut the hole into a symmetrical square. Press firmly into the wall material and use a straightedge to follow a careful line. Remove the excess wall material.

Step 3
Prepare and cut another piece of drywall using a utility knife to fit the square made in the previous step. Be certain the new piece is slightly smaller than the repair area.

Step 4
Place the new square patch into the hole and tack into place with a drywall screw. You can secure the patch into the wall firmly with this method.

Step 5
Cut strips of drywall or sheetrock tape and tape over the edges of the repaired area.

Step 6
Apply a thin layer of drywall compound over the patched area evenly. Spread across the patch and tape with a putty knife . Extend the compound past the edges about 6 inches. .

Step 7
Sand the patched area once the drywall compound has dried. Use a medium to fine grit sandpaper. Paint the area after you remove all dust and debris

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