One of the most daunting tasks for a homeowner is fixing holes that occur in your drywall. Whether you bang the walls moving furniture or have cracks because of the wear and tear of time, you will need to eventually repair your drywall. We are here to tell you it’s easier than you think to do your own drywall repair.
Tools Needed for Fixing Drywall
No matter the size of the hole you will need these tools to make the repair. Utility knife, putty knife or drywall knife, sandpaper, joint compound, spackling paste, and a cloth.
For small drywall repairs, you will need a utility knife, a putty knife, and some sandpaper. For larger holes, you’ll also need a hand saw, a screw gun, a piece of scrap lumber, a piece of drywall scrap, and some drywall screws. For repairs of either size, will also need some spackle, joint compound, gloves, and a damp rag.
OLFA L-1 Ratchet Lock Cutter EAUtility Blades & Knives CAD $9.19
Level 5 5″ All Stainless Steel Joint Knife w/ Welded HandleDrywall Finishing CAD $25.83
Trim-Tex Dual Angle Sanding BlocksDrywall Sanding CAD $3.43 – CAD $343.00
How to Fix Cracks in Drywall
The first thing you will want to do is open the crack enough to place spackling paste into the opening. Then, use your putty knife to smooth the spackle over the cracks and scape away the extra spackle. Make sure the entire area is covered or else the crack may spread and your work will be null. Let the spackle dry. Once done drying, lightly sand the repaired area. Lastly, paint the repaired area to cover up any patches that may appear.