How to Repair Damaged Drywall Easily
Repairing Damaged Drywall
Step 1 Chose Drywall Repair Supplies
1. Buy a joint compoundThere are 2 types of joint compound that available in stores which are lightweight and all-purpose. Lightweight compound dries faster than the all-purpose ones and it’s also
2. Buy compound applicators and sandersA joint knife and a metal straightedge
3. Buy patching supplies for larger holes.When your drywall has big holes, you will need a new piece of drywall to cover it up. Buy a piece of drywall and backing boards to hold the drywall in place. Buy them in enough size to fill the hole. Use joint compound and paper tape to smooth out the joints.
4. Buy paint and primer
The last things that you have to buy are paint and primer. Those two will be used to matches the rest of the wall.
Step 2 Filling the Dent
1. Sand the edges downTo sand the loose particles away around the edges of the dent, it’s better to use a sanding sponge. To create a rough surface, run the sanding sponge all over the dent itself. This method will make the joint compound that used to fill the dent are able to adhere it easily.
2. Apply joint compound.The first thing you do is dipping the joint of the knife for approximately half of the blade into it. To smooth on the joint compound, you can put the knife
3. Sand the areaUse a sanding sponge again to blend the area gently with the surrounding wall space. Do this after the joint compound has dried completely. Besides a sanding sponge, you can also use a dampened sponge to smooth the edges of damaged drywall.
4. Prime the areaBefore you paint the damaged area, you should prime the area first because joint compounds are relatively porous. If you don’t do this, the paint will look different from the rest of the area. Use a primer with the same color you used to paint the wall if
5. Paint the areaWhen the primer is dry, the next step is
Step 3 Patching a Nail Hole
To patch a nail hole, fill the hole with joint compound. Load the joint compound with the joint knife and push it into the hole. Scrape the excess compound away with the knife too. Hold the knife at a 90 degree from the wall. Make sure the joint compound