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Simple Drywall Patch, No Tape, No Screen, No Nails

[nggallery id=1]Having to patch a fist sized hole on plaster or drywall without studs or backing is a simple process of using a scrap piece of drywall and all purpose drywall mud, or joint compound, we’ll call it ‘mud’, ‘all purpose’, or ‘topping’ from here.

We had to put a 2 inch plumbing vent stack in the wall and the hole in the plaster ceiling ended up a bit to big with no wood framing to screw to, no problem with this simple method of drywall / plaster repair. This area is about 2 x 4 inches, but this method will work up to a size of about 8 x 8 inches.  See pics here

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Drywall Crack Repair

Drywall at some time or another cracks or gets damaged, most of the time the basics are the same whether it be a crack or a hole in the wall. Drywall crack repair involves just the most simple of materials and tools.

If the repair is just a crack, it may be because the wall or ceiling has a little movement which is more common on raised foundation floors, especially in older homes. If this is the situation you may need to shore up underneath.  Drywall does not usually crack if the foundation and framing are sound, but may separate at a joint because of  a poor tape joint. Read more…

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Albert Bruce - March 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm

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