How do I fix large cracks in old drywall without replacing?

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  • Judy Judy on Jan 27, 2019

    Amy spackle and patch tape or mesh helps

    patch larger cracks. If it’s large you can put a smaller piece of drywall back in and tape with drywall tape.

    Sand when dry and you may need a second coat to get it smooth. If it’s not smooth after painting you will

    see the lumps and bumps.

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jan 27, 2019

    I'd like to add...thatif you have a small area of drywall you need to replace, check with your local supplier for scraps that have been discarded......and free!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 28, 2019

    Compound them let dry then hit again till cracks are closed when dry sand smooth then pInt