How to Patch a Hole in Drywall
By: Joe Truini
Here’s a tip for patching a hole in drywall:
- Start by using a drywall saw to cut a square around the hole.
- Get an extra piece of drywall and cut a patch 2 inches larger than the hole on all sides.
- Turn the patch over and score four lines, snap it, and peel off the gypsum core. What you’re left with is a square of drywall attached to the center of the paper.
- Spread some drywall joint compound on the back of the paper and plug it in the square you cut out of the wall.
- Smooth out the paper with a taping knife and let dry overnight.
- Sand, prime and paint the patch.