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Old 01-23-2015, 01:09 AM   #1
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How to patch a small hole in drywall


I recently had to run a new wire to and existing box so I cut a small hole above the box to feed the wire. Here's how I patched it.

1) Clean up the edges of the hole
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2) Cut a piece of wood 4-6 inches longer than the hole.
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3) Put the piece in the hole and screw into place.
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4) Cut a piece of drywall to fit the hole and screw into place.
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5) Put a thin coat of mud on the wall and cover the patch with tape (for larger holes a piece of window screen can be used)
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6) Put a layer of mud over the tape. Finish as you would any mud.
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nice guide. Thanks

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Old 01-28-2015, 08:35 AM   #3
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Wow you made that look easy! Why mud though? I think clay or maybe even cheap sealants would make a cleaner look.

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Old 01-28-2015, 09:36 AM   #4
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I'll be honest, it never occurred to me to use anything other than mud.
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This is a bit complicated. You can simply use a thin sheet of metal glue it to the hole and paint it. Done!
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This is a bit complicated. You can simply use a thin sheet of metal glue it to the hole and paint it. Done!
That's going to look a little funny.
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I have to agree, but my mental picture may differ from reality. Got any pictures of a finished product? How are you able to blend the seams?
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I've had good success using these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wal-Board...-007/100403177

I always put something behind it for support like you did

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