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How to fix

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Khaos, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Oct 16, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    Khaos

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    Helping a friend fix up her house. Any idea how to fix a hole in Drywall this big???? I've patched holes from people punching walls but this is an entirely different ball game.

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  2. Oct 16, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    dude.........that looks about the same size my wife kicked in our laundry room wall. they actually make patches that are pretty big.......you may need 2 or 3 of them, as we had to do, and use a good amount of dry wall putty to cover it. let it dry good, then sand til its even....then go back with more putty and repeat until you cant see the criss cross pattern of the patch.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    The only way i can think of is cut it out and replace it with another piece of dry wall.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    thats the best way.
     
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    cut it too the closest studs put a new piece of drywall in.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    Also, budget for this is extremely tight.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    you can do it for under $20.00, and with no experience a few hours.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    take the drywall out. Put 2 pieces of wood behind it. Screw the drywall to the wood. Then putty and sand for a finish. Thats what we did when we cut into our drywall for a new shower system. My 2 cents
     
  10. Oct 16, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    hopefully you dont have an oddball drywall thickness thats been discontinued lived in an old farm house and ran into this problem if its a newer house like 15yrs or younger you shouldn't have a problem though.
     
  11. Oct 16, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    go to lowes buy a 2'x2' piece of sheetrock, mud kit, nails souldnt be more than 20 bucks
     
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    what they said. nothing a little or alot of spackel cant fix
     
  13. Oct 16, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    Instead of cutting all the way to the studs do this^, just square the hole up and put the wood behind it. Then cut the 2x2 patch to fit, fill edges with spackle then put tape over it and apply more spackle and smooth it out. It doesnt have to be pretty cause your going to have to sand it and put another coat on. When sanding use one of those foam sanding blocks and get it wet to keep the mess to a minimum.
    Hope this helps, good luck.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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