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repairing drywall - two more ways

Posted by steve on April 28th, 2003 10:38 PM
In reply to Another way by Mike on April 28th, 2003 06:49 AM [Go to top of thread]

One way I like a lot is to slip two short boards, say one at the top and one at the bottom of the hole, into and behind the hole, and screw them in place with drywall screws right through the good drywall. then you have a strong backing to which you can screw the piece you are using as a patch.

An old drywall expert showed me another way also. He cuts the patch approx 1/2 inch (on all sides) bigger than the hole, then on the back side of the patch he cuts away the gypsum but leaves the front paper, so the patch fits exactly into the hole with the paper extending beyond the patch to act as an anchor, and then he uses drywall joint compound to "glue" the patch in place.

best of luck with your repair.


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