Medium-sized hole in your drywall? Don’t panic. With the right tools, supplies, and a little time, you can fix them on your own. Here’s what you’ll need to make your repair:
TOOLS & MATERIALS
- Drywall Joint Knife
- Utility Knife
- Quick Square
- Drywall Compound
- Drywall Jab Saw
- Scrap Drywall
- Sanding Block
- Paint Brush or Roller
When taking on this DIY task, be sure to equip yourself with the proper safety gear.
Medium-sized drywall holes typically call for the use of a drywall patch. These types of patches called a flange or California patch can be made easily using a piece of drywall.
To make your repair, first cut a square piece of drywall a few inches larger than the hole. Score the drywall an inch from each side, removing both the backing paper and the chalky material, but keeping the face paper intact. Hold the piece of drywall over the hole, marking it on the wall with a pencil. Use a drywall saw to cut out the square in the wall, apply compound on the paper backing, and insert the patch. Finish with two to three coats of compound. Once the last coat is dry, sand and paint as needed.
Your drywall repair is complete!