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Everything You Need to Patch and Repair Drywall

By: Jodi Marks

Doing drywall repair is a pretty typical DIY project, but if you’ve got a larger hole, sometimes it can be time-consuming and messy.

But 3M has put together a large-hole kit that makes that repair really simple.

It comes with a plastic piece that you curl up and put into the hole. Then when you pull the straps with adhesives on either side, it attaches to the back of the drywall. Now you’re ready to use your joint compound.

This kit comes with fiber-reinforced joint compound and a six-inch broad knife, so all you got to do is apply several layers of that, let it dry and then use your sanding block and sand it.

Once that’s done, all you have to do is prime it and then you can paint it.

Now, this repair patch is just as durable as any other portion of that drywall, so you can use nails or screws on it anytime you need to.

Watch the video above to learn more about this product, which is available at The Home Depot


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  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    October 9th, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Hi, Susie!
    You can use more than one kit to patch extra-large holes, as long as the backplates fully fill the large hole, and pieces of tape cover the back plates’ holes. Then just apply the wall repair compound.
    Good luck. 🙂

  • Susie Wilson Says:
    October 8th, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    My hole is bigger then what the the piece covers. Can I use more than 1 kit to patch my hole?
    Thank you.

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Everything You Need to Patch and Repair Drywall