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08-26-17, 11:07 AM   #1  
How to patch this hole in drywall?

It's at the joint where a vaulted ceiling meets the wall. It's about 4" long and 0.5" wide. It's on a longer fault line (see pic) that runs further down the wall.
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08-26-17, 11:21 AM   #2  
Couple of ways. First the way I like is to to cut the hole from stud to stud and square it up as good as you can. Than cut a piece of drywall to fit hole, Tape and mud.
Other way is to square up hole and put a backer board in hole, Screw board to each side than put a piece of drywall in hole and screw it to the board. Tape and mud.

 
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08-26-17, 01:40 PM   #3  
You might be able to just put patch into the hole without any backer. It will require at least two coats to bring it up to level with sanding between. What's important is to know what caused the hole. If it was stress then you need to do the patch as Pugsi suggested. If it was put here because something hit it then maybe just a quick plaster patch will do.

 
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08-26-17, 02:11 PM   #4  
Looks too wide for just filling it in with joint compound. If it's narrow enough you could cover it with drywall tape embedded in j/c.


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08-27-17, 05:26 AM   #5  
It's about 4" long and 0.5" wide.

Minor repair, stuff with compound!

 
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08-27-17, 05:38 AM   #6  
Not sure how I missed the size description
I'd definitely use tape!


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08-28-17, 08:53 AM   #7  
What do you mean by fault line? If you have an issue which is causing a problem with the rock, that needs to be addressed first.

 
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08-28-17, 09:19 AM   #8  
I assume that means where the edge of the tape is failing, clarification would be nice though.


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08-28-17, 07:11 PM   #9  
Thanks for replies!
After looking at it again and removing some more material I see that this is apparently just tape that joins the vaulted ceiling drywall to the wall drywall. Apparently this is how walls and ceilings are joined. I guess I would have to remove the old tape and re-tape and mud that over. By fault line I'm referring to what appears to be a crack in the drywall along the rest of the wall but it is the tape that has broken and cracked. I hope some of this makes sense.

 
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08-29-17, 02:07 AM   #10  
Originally the tape was folded and the adhered to both the wall and ceiling with joint compound. I wouldn't go thru that much trouble for your repair. You can mud and apply the tape flat over the hole and areas that have cracked. Add more mud when dry [repeat if needed] sand and texture and it's ready for primer and paint.


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12-13-17, 11:52 AM   #11  
Just getting back to this project...
The angle is about 120 degrees. Would regular tape be alright or should I get something like StraitFlex perfect 90 Off Angle Bead?
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12-13-17, 12:18 PM   #12  
I'd just use paper tape although some prefer the flex tape saying it's easier to work with. I don't do a lot of it but have never had any issues use paper tape on off angles.

You shouldn't need to retape the entire run, just cut off what is loose and tape it.


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12-13-17, 03:34 PM   #13  
Be sure to get enough mud under tape to make it stick, Most likely reason it failed in first pace. I over mud joint and stick tape in and than clean up extra after tape is in. don;t let dry before clean up or you are making a lot of extra work.

 
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12-14-17, 02:46 AM   #14  
Be sure to get enough mud under tape to make it stick
Good point! The mud is the 'glue' that holds the tape to the drywall. Thinning the mud slightly makes it easier to work with but thinning it too much can compromise it's ability to hold the tape, sometimes finishers cross that line. I'd rather apply an extra coat of mud than do any extra sanding.


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