Video:How To Patch Large Holes in Drywallwith Debbie Anderson
Are you prone to accidents that leave your walls looking like Swiss cheese? Learn the basic steps for patching larger holes in drywall.See Transcript
Transcript:How To Patch Large Holes in DrywallHi! I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com Home. Interior walls can take a real beating over time and holes that were once small can become much larger! But never fear - there is a way to repair these larger drywall holes so that the wall looks good as new again!
Tools Needed to Patch a WallFor this project you will need:
- a pair of vinyl gloves
- a work rag
- fiberglass mesh tape
- a utility knife
- wall joint compound
- a putty knife
- fine grit sandpaper
- 2 foam brushes
- interior wall paint
Cover the Hole With Mesh TapeUsing your utility knife, cut a piece of fiberglass mesh tape that is just about an inch and a half larger than the hole that is being repaired. Place the tape over the hole and flatten it out until the mesh tape is lying flush with the wall surface.
Coat the Wall Hole with Joint CompoundUsing your putty knife, apply a smooth and even coat of joint compound over the mesh. Allow the joint compound to completely dry.
Sand the Patched HoleAfter the joint compound has completely dried, sand the patched area so it is flush with the rest of the wall surface. Lightly wipe the sand dust from the surface using a clean dry work rag.
Paint the Repaired HoleUsing your foam brush and primer, apply an even coat of primer over the patched area. Allow the primer to dry.
Finally, apply a smooth even coat of interior wall paint to the repaired area. Allow the paint to dry.
There! Looks good as new! Thank you for watching. To learn more, please visit us on the Web at homegarden.about.com.
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