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How to Repair Drywall

Filed Under: Experts, Eric Stromer



If you have a hole in your drywall and have yet to repair it, consider this DIY project -- fix damaged drywall without a professional. It's easier than you think. Learn how to do it here with Eric's easy advice.




  • Robert

    I have a better and universal idea for patching big holes in drywall. You simply get a piece of cardboard that is wax coated on one side-maybe from a beer box. Make it a shape that you can move around the inside of the hole and once in position, and you know that the hole is completely covered on the inside, remove the cardboard.. Then blow up a balloon with it being inside the wall and allow it form a small bulge outside the wall. You then manouvre the cardboard into the hole with the wax side facing you. The balloon keeps the cardboard flush with the inside of the wall. Next (if you want to) push pieces of thin wire into the sides of the drywall -horizontally- that will act as reinforcement.
    Simply spread your pink spackle into the opening with a scraper that is wider than the hole and the moisture from the spackle will not be sucked into the cardboard as it has a waxed coating. When dry, a light sand and paint. Works every time!

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  • citbulldg

    Go to You Tube and type in "Barrystick" - must see for repairing dry wall holes.

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  • citbulldg

    Go to You Tube and type in "Barrystick" on how to fix dry wall holes. Also its a GREAT product !!!

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  • Jim Harrell

    After 20 years of drywall, I wouldn't hire you as a helper. More power to you for your acting skills, it has carried you well.

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  • heatonr6

    the best you are yea the best


  • heatonr6

    wow you are the man if i ever need drywall its you man you are the man you know man

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  • ida

    Your Great Eric, Have learned the easy way to do patching. Thanks, I read all your columns.

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