Screw 1×4 blocking to the inside of the hole with drywall screws, so the blocking overlaps the hole. So, when you plan to renovate or re-design your home to give it a completely new look, remember to drywall your walls when there is a hole or a damage. This just seems ludicrously wasteful- patching tape or paper is just a tiny fraction of the cost of this product, and the tricky part is in the spackling anyhow.
Unlike a small hole in the drywall where you need only cover the hole with an adhesive mesh/metal drywall patch, holes larger than 8 inches are going to be patched with a piece of drywall. USG Sheetrock® Brand Drywall Repair Clips can be used to repair large holes and water damage in one hour fire-rated 1/2-in.
Cover the tape and taper or feather” the edges of the new compound onto the surrounding wall surface (image 5). Drywall compound needs to be applied in multiple thin layers because thicker layers are too difficult to smooth out and will eventually cause cracking.
The tricks involved in doing this well are 1) to fasten the new replacement piece securely, even where wall studs are not available for attachment, and 2) to blend in the new piece of drywall with the rest of the surface so it appears seamless. When you call Handyman Matters for assistance with your drywall repair and installation needs, our craftsmen will sit down with you and go over your needs and goals.
Sheetrock is a brand name of USG Corporation and drywall or wallboard is the common name. For holes smaller than a baseball but bigger than a nail hole, there’s an easier patching solution than cutting a new piece of drywall. When wall studs and ceiling joists bend and twist, which often happens in new homes built with wood that dries after it is installed, the framing members can push and pull away from the drywall, causing the drywall nails to pop out of the wood.