Pointers on Repairing Holes in Drywall Ceiling Pointers on Repairing Holes in Drywall Ceiling

Installing a drywall ceiling is the most economical solution to finishing a ceiling. A drywall ceiling is inexpensive and fairly easy to install. A drywall ceiling can be easily damaged by many things, but repairing holes and other imperfections is not hard. The article below will share with you several tips and pointers on how to complete this task successfully.

Hole Debris

Drywall consists of gypsum that is pressed with water and then sandwiched between two pieces of paper. When a hole is made, the gypsum is exposed and can crumble. Remove the soft gypsum from the hole so that the filler will grip the surface better.

Drywall Mud

Mud is used for several aspects of drywall installation. It can also be used to fill holes in the drywall. Use it to fill small and large holes in the drywall.

Flexible Putty Knife

A flexible putty knife is the best tool for repairing holes in drywall. It bends to the contours of the wall and allows for feathering.

Feathering

If you plan to finish the drywall, feather out the mud used to fill the holes.

Apply a Second Layer

Always apply a second layer of drywall mud over the first. This creates a stronger bond as well as better feathering of the mud.

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