Repairing larger holes in drywall up to about 24 inches square is different than repairing a small hole in drywall When patching a larger hole, you need to provide an actual drywall patch and also the structural support for the patch. Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair is a Central Florida company specializing in the repair of damage caused by accidents, wear and tear, or water/flood on floors or ceilings. The patch is cut from one side of the scrap drywall leaving face-paper ears or borders all around.
Another thing to keep in mind is that drywall repair, both on the ceiling and walls, is a trade that takes a lot of practice to get good at. Repairing drywall is a pretty simple process, depending on the severity of the damage. Use a drywall knife, jabsaw (keyhole saw), or utility knife to cut away the damaged section of drywall.
Contact us or call 574-834-3575 for a free drywall repair or re-texturing quote. Your supplies will include ready-mix joint compound; 2-inch drywall tape, either perforated or mesh; taping knives in 4-, 6-, and 10-inch sizes; and 400-grit sandpaper and a sanding block.
Note that in some cases we show mesh tape with lightweight or all-purpose compound applied over it. Strictly speaking, for maximum strength mesh tape is best used with setting-type drywall compound. Cover the hole or dent with fast-drying spackle to bring the spackle level with the drywall surface and let it dry 24 hours – or the time recommended by the manufacturer’s instructions.
Whether you’re using drywall compound, spackling or painters’ putty, they all have a tendency to shrink as they dry, so you will need to repeat the process several times before the hole is properly filled. Place some construction adhesive on the ends of the cleats before screwing them to the hole using drywall screws.