A Flawless Drywall Repair

$10
2 Hours
Easy
Fixing a hole in drywall is a great DIYer project, and it's a skill that every homeowner should master. There's more than one way to patch a medium-sized hole. However, this is the fail-proof method used by pro contractors.
1. Square the hole
2. Install a backer-board
3. Cut a new piece of drywall
4. Tape all the joints
5. Apply several coats of mud
6. Sand smooth
7. Prime and paint
Squaring the hole makes it easier to fit a new piece of drywall.
Slip a backer-board into the hole and hold it with a temporary screw.
Screw in the backer-board and a new piece of drywall. Countersink all the screws and cover the joints with tape.
Apply a few coats of patching compound, and when it's completely smooth, prime the repair.
In the end you can't even tell the wall was damaged.

Ethan@OPC
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