Patching drywall doesn’t have to be a drag. Here are three simple methods to get that wall looking good as new.
Cut at an angle
Cut the drywall at an angle for easy patching.
At the start of your project, use a jab saw to cut through the wall, angling the saw in. The cut drywall section will be shaped like the bottom of a pyramid, making it easy to fit snuggly back into place. Simply use glue to adhere.
View Matt Risinger’s House Hydrant V2 install video for an example of an angled drywall cut.
Use mesh tape
EvanAndKatelyn used mesh tape while patching the drywall in their garage.
If your removed drywall section was not cut at an angle, you’ll need to screw your drywall piece back into place. Secure a 1×4 inside your wall if there are no studs behind the hole, then screw your drywall patch into that. Otherwise, utilize preexisting studs. Use mesh drywall tape to cover the perimeter of your rectangle then spread joint compound over your tape edge, feathering away from the tape. When the joint compound is dry, scrape down any edges, sand, wipe, and repeat.