How To Patch up Drywall
Updated: Feb 27
If you find yourself here, then you're most likely are in need of some help. That's where we come in! In this DIY renovation post, we will show you a step-by-step guide on how we put up/patch drywall. Hiring professionals for this job can be very costly and once you see how simple the job is, you wont regret doing it yourself!
STEP 1: Gather your materials! We have a list of materials and supplies listed in the bottom for a general guide!
If the hole you're trying to patch are just small dents then you dont need to make any extra drywall.
STEP 2: Prepare your area! Take off any existing switch plates nearby or any wall obstructions that you might run into. Once done you may measure the hole you're patching to see how much drywall you may need. Cut a square in the drywall around the hole you're patching. This makes taping/patching lot easier. Make sure to mount the drywall onto a stud. If there are no studs then make sure you put backing behind the piece you're about to to put.
If there are no studs to mount the drywall then you need to apply backing to the drywall piece.
STEP 3: After you've securely mounted the piece of drywall (either with backing or on the studs) then tape it up.
We here at PanHelic recommend using this mesh tape so you can tape drywall before putting on joint compound. Make sure to cover every side. The mesh tape will over lap each other.
STEP 4: Apply the joint compound on the seams and make sure you coat it up real well! After applying enough compound and you've got yourself a level surface, you can sand it! You may need to do another coat of joint compound if the look or level isn't what you desire.
Smaller jobs obviously require less joint compound but do not be shy on using it. It is what holds your drywall pieces together so make sure you've covered all your bases!
STEP 5: After you've gotten the dry wall to your desired state, you can then paint. Believe it or not the painting is actually the easy part of this project!
Just like that you're all done! Now this job will reflect how hard you've prepared so don't cut corners!
THINGS YOU NEED
Drywall knife https://amzn.to/3Zkt5c9 #ad
Joint compound https://amzn.to/3Z2Z14h #ad
Drywall putty knife https://amzn.to/3YWdDTb #ad
Mesh tape https://amzn.to/3mbeFwd #ad
Drywall screws https://amzn.to/3ZolPeF #ad
Drill https://amzn.to/3mbeIYV #ad
Disclosure: We at PanHelic are not licensed professionals. Everything we say here is purely our ways of doing DIY. If you need to refer to anyone about code, permits, safety guidelines or anything of relation please contact your local professionals for help.