A drywall repair toolkit is simple. Apply a strip of painter's tape to the very top of the wall to protect it from joint compound. Patch the ceiling hole with the spackle mixture. Push it in, then knife it smooth. Install the Drywall Patch Place the new piece of drywall over the new framing and attach it with screws. But everything needed to be removed, including the old, ugly wallpaper. Roll or brush 2 coats of color and sheen matched paint, blending outward perimeter of patch.
I also used this drywall screw setter bit in my power drill to drive the drywall screws. . It spreads easily, and well, is kinda fun to work with. Step 3 Hold up the new cut over the opening on the ceiling, to serve as a template and mark with a pencil around the replacement for cutting. Thank you for the drywall repair lesson.
Trace the outline of this new piece of drywall on your wall or ceiling with a sharpie 4. Coarse thread screws are the best option. Let the patched area dry before continuing. Not including painting and sanding. Maybe your standards are better, but you shouldn't be afraid to have your work tested - making defects disappear by magic downlights is a bit like burying your head in the sand.
Just cut out the damaged portion of the drywall. Mix and apply a second coat of setting compound. Really thin layers only need about an hour to dry. A couple of things you need to know: 1 use drywall screws, and 2 use a drywall screw setter. To create this article, 11 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Believe me you will never get a job perfect shining artificial light on it by the way ive been plastering for 30 odd years if you would like to understand more go to your nearest gyprock supplier and ask for a critical lighting spec sheet that will explain it all. Then go over it with a smaller joint knife, working out the excess compound towards the outside edges of the tape.
Sink the screw heads just below the wall surface so they don't stick out and interfere with the patching compound. Space the rows of holes 16 inches on center. Step 6 - Fill in Joints and Screw Holes Spread a thin layer of drywall compound over the cracks between the patch and the ceiling with a utility knife. Step 6 Apply joint compound to the seams and apply paper tape resulting in at least and inch and a half overlap at the corners. We're talking 3 hours here.
Spackle makes sense for most people - joint compound is more for if you're going to be putting up a lot of drywall. So the first thing I had to do was to make them as square as possible. Don't try to cut through the drywall all at once. You'll want to roll the paint over a much wider area than the patch itself, and let the roller run dry - that is, don't reload the roller, but just let the paint kind of roll off into the dry areas. When the sanding dust is wiped away, the wall will be ready to paint. Now put the patch into the hole, and secure it in place with a few screws. Paper tape, pre-wetted in a slurry of watered down joint compound, is the only way to go.
For larger holes you can cut out the hole into a regular shape, like a square, then cut a new piece of drywall to the same size and shape for the patch. Fix holes in a ceiling as soon as they are noticed to avoid having them become bigger, even more unsightly problems. Use medium sandpaper to into the surrounding surface. Test on a scrap piece of drywall to develop your spraying technique, as this can be tricky to get it right. While I was grateful to my contractor it definitely hurt my wallet. Without touching the adhesive, carefully insert the strapping into the hole with the adhesive facing out.
Watch this video to find out more. Take a putty knife and press the flaps down. Snap off the sides of the damaged wallboard, pushing into the hole along the score lines. I don't want to put you down but what you just showed us is missing a very important step. That said, I also knew that having the audacity to challenge myself in the art of drywalling would come in handy.