Suggestions for this hole in the wall?

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Old 11-06-12, 08:52 PM
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Suggestions for this hole in the wall?

Some have told me to use a drywall repair kit from Home Depot. Or should I cut out the hole and replace with some new drywall square?

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Old 11-06-12, 09:05 PM
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Cut the hole larger so that you get back to unbroken drywall that does not have any torn paper. Square sides would be best. Then take a couple short 1x4's, insert them into the hole in the wall and screw through the drywall and into the 1x4. Now you will have something solid to screw a new piece of drywall to.

If you don't have any drywall scrap, scrounge around a jobsite dumpster or Menards has a shelf where they sell damaged drywall pieces at a very low price. (not sure about HD?) Then mud and tape the seam with paper tape, wipe it down tight, and once it's dry, float the wall out about 8" beyond the perimeter of the taped edges so that it doesn't look like a hump on the wall.
 
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I agree and would add - don't be tempted to try and just fill in the damage that would actually be more work and would never look as good as the method X described.
 
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XSleeper beat me too it.
I would do exactly as XSleeper mentioned. It's the easiest, quickest and cleanest method to repair.
 
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Mike... congrats on making it to 1000 posts.
 
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Mike... congrats on making it to 1000 posts.
Thanks. I noticed this after I replied to this thread. If the Off Topic discussions counted, I'd be much higher.
 
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With the exception of the 'chats' section of the forums, all posts irregardless of whether they're on topic or not, count....... but I think all the post number means is some of us spend too much time here
 
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