How to Repair a Large Hole in Drywall

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    Repairing a Large Hole in Drywall

    Hole in wall
    Repairing a large hole in drywall.

    Repairing larger holes in drywall up to about 24 inches square is different than repairing a small hole in drywall. When patching a larger hole, you need to provide an actual drywall patch and also the structural support for the patch. This tutorial will walk you through the steps involved in this repair.

    Needed Tools and Materials

    • Length of 1x4 or 2x4
    • Section of drywall wallboard larger than damaged area
    • Coarse thread drywall screws 1" to 1-1/2" long
    • Minimum 6" wide
    • Wallboard Joint...MORE Compound
    • Framing Square
    • Wallboard Saw
    • Drywall Sanding Block or Sanding Screen
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