Drywall repair 101!
Over time, walls can sustain ugly cracks or holes. Fortunately, drywall is easy to repair, but there is an art to it. Repairing large holes is different from fixing small holes. Small holes can be patched over with drywall tape or self-adhesive drywall patches, but large holes need a more rigid material to span over the larger opening.
From small dents to large holes, there are several ways to and techniques to fix your Drywall!
If your Drywall has any defect and you wish to fix it or have it professionally repaired, it’s time to decide. If you decide on the first you’re going to need some tools and materials:
Tools you’ll need:
Materials you’ll need:
Repair small scratches
Inevitably, the time will come when you need to repair a small scratch or minor bump in drywall. If you decide to fix them up yourself you can just follow these steps:
Prepare the surface. Scrap the area clean and level with a putty knife.
Apply the compound. Cover the scratch, and a small area around the scratch, with the spackling paste. Use a thin coat of spackling paste. Let dry and repeat if necessary.
Finish the small drywall scratch by using a sanding sponge to create a smooth surface. Be absolutely sure that the small scratch repair area is completely dry before applying paint or drywall texture. If painting, be sure the area is free of dust, and apply a primer for best results.
Repair a Bump, a Bulge or a Crack
Many reasons are the cause of these drywall issues, nonetheless, fixing them is a relatively easy process to follow:
Cut the damaged area of the drywall using a utility knife and a jab saw. Sand any rough edges and clean the area properly.
Apply the joint compound over the seam.
Stick mesh tape along the seam.
Pre-fill the joint with a mixture of mud and glue. Let the mud fully set.
Smooth the edges with a large knife. Allow to dry it entirely. Sand the area and clean it off.