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Old 03-16-2010, 12:31 PM   #16
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Proper way to repair oversized outlet hole in drywall

I cut up and shove fiberglass mesh tape into the hole, fill with fast set joint compound to give it some structural packing+backing. Once dry, I then tape over the area with another piece of tape like I normally would patch with if necessary, recoat, sand and feather until happy. Never had an issue and doing it this way prevents the tape from sagging in while trying to patch.

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Old 06-24-2010, 11:09 AM   #17
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Proper way to repair oversized outlet hole in drywall

Would this fix a box work on finished drywall, paint and everything. I want to change to a 'designer' outlet cover. It is too small. Found this out after I painted. What to do?

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