Instructions for Repairing a Large drywall Hole
By Mark J. Donovan
||In this video I show how to fix a large drywall hole associated with a new gas fireplace and natural stone surround installation project.
I am making the drywall repair so that the drywall hole is not visible from underneath the fireplace mantle.
Insert Sticky Drywall Mesh Tape into Drywall Hole
To start out with this large drywall hole repair fix I am stuffing the hole with some folded up sticky drywall mesh tape.
The tape acts as a binder, or rebar if you will, for ensuring the joint compound has something to attach to.
If I didn’t use the drywall mesh tape then the joint compound would most likely crack and fall out of the hole over time.
Apply Drywall Joint Compound to Hole
Next, I use a one-inch putty knife to apply drywall joint compound into the hole, making sure to squeeze it in tight and that it fully absorbs into the bed of drywall mesh tape and fills the void.
Lightly Sand Drywall Joint Compound
The next day I lightly sand the drywall hole area, using a foam sand block, by first focusing on the outer edges of the drywall hole repair area and then moving in over the center of the repaired drywall.
Prime and Paint Fixed Large Drywall Hole Area
After sanding the drywall joint compound, I applied a primer over the joint compound and repaired drywall hole area. After allowing some time for the primer to dry, I applied a coat of paint over it to complete the process of fixing a large drywall hole.
For information on repairing a large drywall hole, see the “How to Repair a Large Drywall Hole” Ebook from HomeAdditionPlus.com. The “How to Repair a Large Drywall Hole” Ebook provides step-by-step instructions on how to repair your damaged wall so that it looks as good as new.
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