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How to Patch Drywall

Patch it up with new drywall, this video will show you a step by step guide to getting it done. It lists all the tools that you need too.

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if you need to patch a large drywall
hole this video will show you all the
tools you need and a step-by-step guide
on how to get it done these are all the
tools that I use to get this done you
could pause the video here and make sure
you have all these pieces before you get
started and the last piece that may come
in handy is this piece of lumber that
you’ll cut to size to support the
drywall from behind for your drywall
piece there come in all shapes and sizes
in this case we just got a shape that
was slightly bigger than the hole you
could always cut these to size so make
sure you get a size big enough to cover
the hole completely for the first step
use a t-square and a sharpie and Mark
lines around the hole you use these
lines as a guide to cut you’re going to
cut that piece of drywall and replace it
with a new piece the next step is to cut
this old piece of drywall out you could
use a utility knife here and use the
sharpie lines that you created before
and cut right along those lines you
might have to run the knife a few times
the first time is going to be difficult
to do but once you run it over and over
again it’ll be easier to cut the old
drywall out just make a run at several
times along each side of the line and
now you just have to remove the old
drywall I have a little drywall saw that
I’m using to cut the pieces out or
whatever it takes to just get a clean
open hole along the lines that you drew
before once you’re done you’re going to
want to measure the hole because now
you’re going to use those measurements
to cut your piece of drywall another way
to do that is cut the hole based on the
measurement of the drywall piece you
have that way you don’t have to cut the
drywall anymore in my case the drywall
was little bigger than the hole I wanted
to make so I’m just going to cut a
little bit of piece of that drywall to
make sure it fits this hole right I’m
going to use those measurements draw a
line on my drywall piece and then cut to
to cut the new piece of drywall you’ll
just use the utility knife again and cut
along the lines that you just created
you could place the new drywall piece in
the hole hopefully if all the
measurements are right if it’s okay if
there is a little bit misalignment or
there’s little holes along the lines
like you see here don’t worry about it
they’re going to get filled up with
drywall joint tape and joint compound
before we use tape we have to secure
this new piece of drywall in this case
there were two studs perfectly placed in
the hole that we cut out that just
happened by accident but if you don’t
have those the little piece of wood I
mention in the beginning of the video
you’re going to want to use that and
secure that basically where the studs
are and screw that in behind the hole so
then your new piece of wall has
something to grab onto none of you
secured the drywall in place you’re
going to want to use drywall tape and
tape it along all sides now the next
step is to apply joint compound all over
the drywall in this case I used a
smaller putty knife I later for the
second coat switch to a bigger putty
knife and then there are working a lot
better but this usually takes about a
day to dry at least a joint compound
that I’m using here there are faster
drawing join compounds that you could
use there are some that dry in 20
minutes or so but this is just the one I
happen to have and I had the time to
wait between coats once the joint
compound dries in this case it was a day
later I came back to sand and for the
first sanding I use this sand block and
I use the one that has a rougher texture
now I needed to apply the second coat of
joint compound and I switch to a bigger
putty knife which ended up working a lot
better once the second coat dried I came
back to San it one more time this time
using the more fine sand block to do the
sanding to get a more clean finish and
the last step is to paint in this case I
use the primer and paint combo because
you really do need a primer on the new
that’s it just make sure you paint the
entire wall so everything matches and
nobody will know there was a holder to
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