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Old 08-27-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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Medium sized Holes in wall


I've never repaired a wall before so any help at all is encouraged.

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Use a hot patch or also called a California patch
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Those are too big for a hot patch they need a couple blocks behind them.
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For a DIYer, I'd just buy one of these and be done with it. Assuming nothing will be fastened to that wall location in the future....
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wal-Board...-006/100036128
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Yea they come in up to 8"x8".
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ToolSeeker is on the right path. A couple of blocks and some drywall is the way to go. Those mesh metal patches are junk and are not that easy to blend. You could hybrid the patch and do a cali with some backing. The cali patch will allow you to reduce the thickness of the repair and give you back the integrity of the structure.
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Take a look at this quick tutorial. Only change I would make is buy a small bucket of lightweight joint compound and use that instead of worrying about mixing your own.
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In increasing order of quality and strength and use of the wall, and decreasing order of convenience and ease of fix. Given that you've never done it before, take your pick based on your confidence level.

- self adhesive metal patch
- california patch
- full blocker support with furring strips
- same as above but with setting compound (mix yourself) instead of drying compound (premixed)

The last one is the strongest, but you don't necessarily need it. I do it anyway so I can finish the whole patch in an hour, instead of waiting 3 days for 3 coats to dry. In your own home, that shouldn't be a problem since you don't have to make 3 trips to the job site.

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