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 :)
How to Patch Drywall
Measure the depth of your old drywall
Trace the new drywall outline on your ceiling or wall
Cut out the old drywall
Remove nails or screws from joists or studs
Place the new drywall on the joists or studs
Tape the seams and apply joint compound. Usually 3 coats
Sand with a medium grit sanding sponge to reduce dust
Apply texture coat with a cement brush
Frequently asked questions
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  • Mona Mona on Nov 07, 2016
    I have a crack in my drywall .How do I fix this?

  • Barbara Barbara on Nov 15, 2016
    My problem is the tape on the ceiling in my bathroom is pulling away in about a 10" section. Can i repair it w/o having to cut the section out and redoing it?

  • Pgf32677615 Pgf32677615 on Jan 11, 2019

    And how about retexturing bullnosed corners?

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  • Jay Taylor Jay Taylor on Mar 27, 2014
    Thanks for these amazing tips! It is good to have a visual explanation of the process having a drywall made, as a room separator is a great prevention of fire accidents,which is considered one of the excellent advantages of a drywall.

  • Irene Ross-Williams Irene Ross-Williams on Mar 15, 2016
    drywall repair after replacing large recessed "shop style 80's lighting" with can lights.