How To Repair Drywall

Costs, promotions, styles, and availability might fluctuate. If the bead is dented, use a steel-reducing hack noticed to cut through the bead above and below the damaged area (picture 1). Then use a utility knife to cut vertically across the nook bead (picture 2). Corner bead is usually hooked up with drywall nails, so use a pry bar or claw hammer to take away the fasteners.

If the crack extends by way of the seam’s paper tape, or if the tape has pulled free from the wall, use a razor knife to chop the tape about 6 to 12 inches from each ends of the damage (picture 1 and a pair of). Remove the tape however be careful not to tear away the drywall’s paper covering.

If the crack is on a vertical or horizontal seam, rigorously widen the crack with the corner of a paint scraper, utility knife or chisel to determine if the crack extends utterly via the paper that’s overlaying the seam (image 2); and if the tape has pulled unfastened from the wall surface.

Set up wood cleats towards the studs on both sides of the opening to help the new drywall’s vertical edges (picture 1). Use scrap wooden comparable to 1×2 furring for smaller repairs; if you are replacing a big sheet of drywall, reinforce the opening with 2×3 lumber.

Some textures can be added with more mud and a putty knife, others have to be sprayed on. For sprayed texture check your local residence heart or ironmongery store for a small can designed to match your texture (e.g. orange peel or knockdown textures).