How do I fix a dry wall patch

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I took a mirror off the wall that was glued. So it pulled some of the dry wall off so there are some deep spots. And then it will need to be re textures. Any easy hints on how to fix this with out hiring someone.
Thank you

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  • Dfm Dfm on Oct 29, 2017
    you need a piece of drywall to patch the wall. Make sure you get the same thickness as what’s currently in place. You will need drywall tape and dry wal mud and trowel. See if you tube has a video for it.
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Oct 29, 2017
    purchase drywall mesh tape and drywall compound...if the holes are small, place the tape over the hole and using a trowel wipe the drywall compound over it (similar to smooth icing a cake) let dry...you may have to do 2-3 applications to get enough compound for a smooth surface. Sand to match the rest of the wall. If you have large holes, replace the hole with a piece of drywall, put mesh on the edges and fill the cracks with the drywall compound, (as above) sand smooth.

  • Elizabeth Nice Elizabeth Nice on Oct 29, 2017
    Hi Zevacoe, you will need a small can of Spackle, a Putty knife, Multi-grade Sandpaper and the original paint.
    1st- Use the putty knife to apply
    enough spackle to fully cover
    damaged area.
    Allow to dry completely per instructions on spackle can.
    2nd- Use the most coarse sandpaper
    first to smooth off any rough
    edges.
    Use your hand to tell whether you need to sand the area more.
    3rd - Use fine grade sandpaper to
    finish the area. Making sure the
    area is even with the rest of the
    wall.
    Paint, step back and smile☺
    I hope this helps you!
    Elizabeth
  • Mary Mary on Oct 29, 2017
    All good advice. If the hole is large and you need a piece of sheet rock to fill it, you will need to take some slats and screw them into existing wall. Then when you cut your fill piece you will have something to screw it to to keep it in place. Youtube is great for a picture is worth a thousand words.
  • Bijous Bijous on Oct 29, 2017
    As far as texture on your wall, you can use the spackling to mimic the texture. It may take a few tries, but just hang in there. You'll get it. Good luck.
  • William William on Oct 29, 2017
    All great tips for the repair. Bilous_2010 has the right idea for the texture. Use the spackling for the texture. Try different items to create the texture. Stipple with a brush, crumpled plastic shopping bags, stipple with a putty knife, etc.
  • There are several different kinds of texture. Some texture is just from the paint and rollers. Others are sprayed on before the paint (knock down aka spanish lace, orange peel,... etc.) You can puchase them in spray cans in your local hardware store. Start by using a spatula to level the wall and then scroll down to the bottom of this link to see who to match the texture. lisalaker.com/patching-drywall/patching-drywall
  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 01, 2017
    Here is a video on how to skim coat drywall.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mob1K_P_L8U
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