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Walls can easily become damaged through the rigors of everyday life, but there is no need to panic when that doorknob, misguided chair or an impromptu hockey game knocks a big hole in your drywall. With patience, a little joint compound and a few dabs of paint even a novice can complete a near invisible wall repair.

There are a few required tools and materials that will be needed.

Required Tools:

Screw gun, Drywall Sander, Dust mask, Drywall Saw, Paintbrush, Utility Knife, Taping Knife

Required Materials:

Drywall Joint Compound, Drywall Tape, Drywall Screws

Step 1: Check for wires in the area to be repaired. Draw a rectangle around the break with a straightedge or square. Before cutting out the damaged area, check the wall for obstructions. Often you’ll find a wire, pipe or duct. If so, carefully remove the damaged area working around these obstacles with a drywall or keyhole saw. Or make a shallow cut by repeatedly scoring the line with a sharp utility knife.

Step 2: Insert backer boards and drywall patch into the hole.  It’s easier to add backer board than to try to cut the drywall over studs. Cut the backer boards about 4 in. longer than the height of the hole. Insert 1×4 backer boards at each end of the hole and hold them tight to the backside of the drywall and drive a pair of 1-1/4-in. drywall screws through the drywall into the boards to anchor them. Next measure the thickness of the drywall (most likely 1/2 in.), and look for a large enough scrap from a damaged piece at a home center, rather than buy a full 4 x 8-ft. sheet. Cut it to size and screw it into place, spacing the screws every 6 in.

Step 3: Tape the joints. Taping the edges of the patch to make it invisible is the trickiest part of the job. Next take the drywall compound and a roll of paper tape, lay a 1/8-in.-thick bed of drywall compound over the joints and press paper tape into the compound with a flexible 6-in. knife. Immediately apply a thin layer of compound on top of the tape, remembering to make the joint flush with the wall. Then allow it to dry.

Step 4: Apply a second coat of compound, drawing it at least 6 in. beyond the edge of the first coat to taper the edges of the repair. After each coat is dry, set a straightedge against the wall to check for obvious dips and bumps. Knock off bumps and ridges with your taping knife. Add more coats as needed.

Step 5: Sand the dry compound lightly with 100-grit sandpaper to remove ridges and blend edges. Then prime and paint.

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