Drywall is a secure method to put in place and repair. You can repair by use of thin compound coats, and if possible, you can leave a sanding for the last coat. When fixing, make sure should build the joint wider than the average build up because it is vital to go abroad and yet shallow slope on all the sides that are undergoing repair. Always have a drywall pair tool kit and materials needed for the replacement are a mesh tape, drywall nails, drywall compound, and screws.
Here are the tips that will guide you on how to go about with the repair.
- Drywall compound
The compounds used are light and can be used for all purposes since you can efficiently work with them and can last for nine months under room temperature. It would help if you used a patch to cover the doorknob holes when repairing by applying the compound over the mesh installed by the use of three covering coats.
- Begin repairing battered corners
Cut away the metal corner bead with a hacksaw and use a nail to remove the damaged corner section while holding the new bead in place and mark its length. Cut the new part and attach it with nails and apply sand if the area is glossy then repair with several coats of drywall compound.
- Sealing creeping cracks
Using a sand sponge, smooth the cracks in the working area mostly found near windows, apply a thin coat of joint compound, sand it smooth, and apply another coat. Spray the elastic crack coating on the area.
- Insert nails
Twist the utility knife to the wall to remove the joint compound from the above-popped nail and then tighten the screw or tap in the pin, and by use of a drywall knife, add lightweight joint above the nail head.
- Soggy ceilings
The hand sander and mesh should be used to remove debris when repairing the ceiling and if leakages caused a saggy ceiling, reattach them by pressing up and nail the drywall to the joist and add a stain coat to stop bleeding of water stains.
- Large hole repair
First, draw a square around the hole and cut three sides of the square using a drywall saw and apply construction adhesive to the backing board and fasten the backing board with a C-clamp and ensure the adhesive is dry so that you can cur a repair panel to fit and attach it with drywall screws. Apply a mesh tape over the repair and apply drywall compound while smoothing it and then using skim coats of drywall compound over the area.
Only if cracks and holes on your walls could be patched this quickly, then construction life could be such fun. The above steps will guide you through a successful repair of holes in your house walls.