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Why I Learned How to Patch Drywall and You Should Too

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Knowing how to patch drywall could be one of the smartest skills you learn.
You might feel uneasy by the site of damaged ceilings or walls, but the price to have them repaired by a pro somehow outweighs this inconvenience.
Years ago I paid about $600 for a 5 by 5 foot section of ceiling to be replaced. While I was grateful to my contractor it definitely hurt the wallet.
For some reason I thought that patching the ceiling was out of my DIY league. That said, I also knew that having the audacity to challenge myself in the art of drywalling would come in handy. Not to mention save me some dinero.
And I was right more than once about this hunch.
My brand new video will help you learn how to patch drywall and you'll get a ton of tips that will make your finished look fantastic. I'll walk you step-by-step from start to finish. Check out the video here http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-patch-drywall.
Got a question? Leave a comment below and I'd be happy to assist. Sometimes drywalling is the first step in getting your dream bathroom or swanky bedroom. So go for it :)
Time: 6 Hours Cost: $50 Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-patch-drywall/

  • Kelly S
    Kelly S Bremerton, WA
    on Oct 12, 2013

    Our patch jobs aren't perfect either and the ceiling is the hardest to make come out right. I've considered resanding and covering the entire laundry room ceiling with a thin coat of mud and repainting; for now it will just be the way it is.

    • Ian Ratinon
      Ian Ratinon Germany
      on Oct 28, 2013

      This is almost right, they just havent cut a v joint on the edges. I hope this helps.

  • Kelly S
    Kelly S Bremerton, WA
    on Oct 12, 2013

    It's only a 6X6 bad patch job so I don't need to take it all down; it can wait until next summer when I'll have more daylight and desire. I'm decluttering, organizing and cleaning my bathroom today. The vanity is scary full of ??? stuff I obviously don't use.

  • Kelley Wilson
    Kelley Wilson Lilburn, GA
    on Oct 13, 2013

    Any suggestions on patching a 12x12 hole in a ceiling that has that horrible stippling that looks like someone thunked a mop at the ceiling?

  • April
    April Lawrenceville, GA
    on Oct 15, 2013

    Thanks for these tips! It's good to have a visual explanation of the process. Good to know for our bedroom redo, especially if there is an eco friendly drywall and mud solution out there. Do you know of any?

  • Donna S
    Donna S Twelve Mile, IN
    on Oct 15, 2013

    We had a ceiling in the dining room that looked like a 2 year old had done the drywall...I had seen a show where someone had used luan plywood(sp??) to cover a wall..So we did that on our ceiling..Used thin strips to cover the seams...It looks awesome and was VERY cheap..You can paint or stain it..We stained so we got the kind that has one good side..We have gotten tons of compliments on it.

    • Kelly S
      Kelly S Bremerton, WA
      on Oct 20, 2013

      @Donna S Post some picctures please. I love decorating outside the box and would like to see your work.

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