At Best Handyman, our experienced handymen are here to help with your drywall needs. The specific drywall patching I recently did was to cover up the hole in the drywall that had to be cut to lower the piping that went to the kitchen sink. Then carefully insert your finger into the hole trying to probe and feel if there are any pipes or wires behind the drywall.
In addition to the patch, you need drywall patching compound to smooth out the patch and a putty knife to spread the drywall compound over the patch. If the area of the drywall patch has wallpaper on it the only way to finish the surface is with matching wallpaper.
Aside from buying all the materials separately in hardware store, look for a drywall fixing kit right away to make things easier. Using nailers eliminates the needs to find wall studs for attaching the patch, and gives you something to securely attach your new piece of drywall to. The nailers should be a few inches longer than the opening on top and bottom.
When using drywall screws, be sure to recess the heads slightly, creating a dimple in the drywall surface that can be covered with joint compound, but be careful not to tear through the paper surface. Immediately press these paper edges down onto the wet drywall compound using a drywall knife, as if you were applying tape, and the drywall compound is the adhesive.
Jim’s Drywall Repair 919-542-5336Providing professional texture repair locally on ceilings in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary, NC for over 27 years. For larger jobs, whole sheets or at least part of a sheet of drywall may need to be replaced. The odds are that you have drywall walls and ceilings in your home sooner or later it will need to be repaired.