Whether it’s caused by roughhousing kids or wiring you no longer need, wall damage happens. Thankfully you can repair your own drywall and make it good as new.

  • Locate the studs on either side of the hole then cut out a section of drywall from stud to stud, being sure to remove the entire hole.
  • Affix a 2-inch x2-inch piece of wood to each stud and a piece of 4-inch-wide plywood along the top and bottom edges of the hole to create a support for your patch.
  • Cut a patch for the hole and attach it to the support structure.
  • Mask the seams of the patch with paper tape and joint compound, applying compound before and after applying the tape.
  • Sand lightly if needed, then paint to make your wall as good as new.