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Simple hole question

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Hi. I have a hole in my wall as a result of poor use of wall anchors to hang a curtain rod. I imagine this is a pretty standard repair but I want some advice before I fix. I'm a brand new home-owner so learning as I go. My questions are:

- do I need to use a patch/tape for something this size?
- do I need to prime over the torn wallboard before putting joint compound?
-on the other side the holes are the same size but the holes are clean through like the top hole here. Same procedure?
- could you please spell out the steps for me?

Really appreciate.

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If you fill those with 'easy sand' you will be fine--that's the powdered mix in the white bag.
The numbers on the bags are the setting times 20-45-90 minute.

It's sticky and harder than the drywall.--Easy sand is not easy to sand--

You will want to use a 3 or 4 inch blade to hide the holes.--Mike---
You might get a little lifting where the paper is pealed--a brush full of primer before mudding that could not hurt.

All purpose should work--if if cracks,start over.
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