How do I correct small rips on my drywall?
If they're just minor "dings" you can just touch up with a couple of coats of regular compound and lightly sand. Cut the loose paper away. If they're fairly large and the core of the rock is visible, you will need to tape and finish. (Mesh or paper; use setting compound on first coat if you use mesh.) You can make a small indentation if needed to get the surface flat prior to mudding.
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