repairing wall holes

Old 11-12-01, 11:30 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
We have several holes in our sheetrock in our living room. They vary in size from 6" x 4" to a very large hole. They are all within a foot of each other. We have already cut out a large section(46"L x 18" w) to put in a new piece of sheetrock to cover the large hole. We have support beams on either side of the hole to nail the sheetrock to. My question is should we cut out a larger section to include the other holes(if we do one side of the sheetrock will not be nailed to a beam), therefore only having one solid piece of sheetrock or repair the large hole with the sheetrock, then make the smaller hole repairs seperately.
Old 11-12-01, 01:43 PM
Mike Swearingen's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Northeastern NC On The Albemarle Sound
Posts: 10,701
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post

The wall studs should be on 16" centers, (a 4' wide piece of sheetrock will span 4 of the studs, centering on the outer two).
Or, if necessary, turn the sheetrock piece sideways to let the 8' length span the stud centers.
Try to use one, or as few pieces of sheetrock as you can, to cover all of the hole areas.
Make sure that all side edges center on a wall stud, and use drywall screws to attach it every 6"-8" on the studs.
This will make it easier to tape and mud, and will look better.
Good Luck!


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: