Join us to get great money-saving tips, cool ideas, and valuable advice from home improvement expert Don Vandervort! Spread drywall adhesive on the surface of the backing strip(s) and press the wallboard patch into the adhesive. And the great part about it is that it won’t cost you a single penny and you will not be embarrassed about your failed attempts either. This nasty-looking hole in the drywall can be completely repaired in three hours or less with the right products.
I would say that 95% of drywall repair is from water damage and half of that can be from bad plumbing, a leaky shower that needs to be re-grouted, etc. There are two versions of premixed drywall compound on the market today, standard joint compound and so-called lightweight joint compound.
These include a putty knife, mud pans, sanding sponge, sandpaper, drywall tape, and corner tools. Cut a patch from scrap wallboard ⅛ inch inch smaller than the opening in height and width, place it in the opening, and secure it to the strips with drywall screws.
With an optional Walmart Care Plan you can enhance the manufacturer’s coverage from the date of purchase. My son popped a hole in the wall with his skateboard, I tried the Redi- Mud kit and was really impressed. If the scale or scope of your drywall repair is outside your skill level, or if you just don’t have the time to take care of the job yourself, connect with a Drywall Repair Contractor to get the project finished.
Poorly done drywall installation is hard to cover up. You’re reminded of it every time you look at the wall or ceiling. Not to fear, a drywall professional can usually repair the damage in a few hours with little to no mess. Drywall : Drywall, also known as gypsum board, is the building material used to put up interior walls in a home or other building.