Tips for Patching Dry Wall and Drywall Repairs

April 26, 2021
Tips for Patching Dry Wall and Drywall Repairs

Tips for Patching Dry Wall and Drywall Repairs

Drywalls are affordable materials used to design our homes and offices. They are easy to install and can be cut and fitted into different sections to suit the curb appeal of your home or office. However, they are also fragile.  Water, heat, and impact from daily activities can easily get it damaged, thereby disfiguring the precious drywall design. 
If your drywall gets damaged, don’t call a nearby handyman yet. Read through our tips on how to patch and repair your drywall. In the end, you will realize that you may do it yourself!

Tips to Patching Small Holes in Your Drywall

When you swing your door forcefully, it may crash against your drywall to make a dent. You may also create a hole when you hit a chair on your wall by accident. Whichever way, a hole in your drywall is something you can patch easily. How can you do this? 

  • Clear off the drywall debris around the hole
  • Cut out two pieces of joint paper tape and use it to make an X over the hole
  • Press the tapes firmly over the hole and on the drywall surface
  • Finish the repair and repaint

Repairing Split Drywall Joint Tape

The joint tape holding your drywall sections can come off under increasing pressure from moisture and impact from domestic activities. To restore the joint tape:

  • Gently pull off the damaged section of the tape and then cut it out
  • Apply a thin film of drywall compound on the affected joint with a flat blade taping knife
  • Cut out a new section of drywall tape to length 
  • Paste the joint with drywall tape and run down the tape with the flat blade taping knife
  • Press down the tape gently to hold it firmly in position 
  • Leave to dry and then level out high spots with the taping knife

Water Damaged Drywall and How to Repair Creeping Cracks

When water leaks into your home, it can soak into your drywall to cause different types of damage. These could be as simple as stains on the paint finish and peels on the joints or could go as bad as a dangerous sag in the wallboard or ceiling. In most cases, a simple spackle is not enough. So, you need to use the harder drywall mud.
If the sag is very evident or the drywall looks sunken, you may have to replace the drywall section that is affected.
Also, small, spreading cracks can appear above or below around windows to create unpleasant impressions. To repair these cracks, you need to clear the surface of the drywall with a soft sanding sponge. Then, spackle gently with a narrow putty knife and leave to dry, and run over it again with the second round of coat. After that, you have to spray the cracked section with stress crack covers. And lastly, coat with drywall compound, and then finish to restore shape and texture

Are You Ready To Patch Or Repair Your Drywall?

Drywall damages are common due to their fragile nature. This also makes their repair pretty easy that you can do without needing a handyman. If, however, you realize that you can’t get a good DIY result, or you don’t have the right tools, hire a handyman. They have the tools to repair or patch any type of drywall damage that you have.

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