After purchasing a drywall kit from a home improvement store, use a drywall saw to remove the hole, and then, attach a new piece of drywall with screws. Tape, mud and sand drywall to patch the hole using this free video from a home repair specialist on maintaining and fixing houses.
Hi, I'm Tim Gipson, and today I want to talk to you about a technique to use to patch a hole in drywall. So you can see right here in our little piece we've got this nice, little hole. Now you can get kits in any hardware store that actually has a little plate that you can put over this and then you can just mud over that. So that's one way to do it. Now, another way to do this is you can take any kind of a lid or a round object and draw you a circle, and the important thing about doing this is because you're going to take another scrap, and you're actually going to draw two circles. So the first one, and now, this is a tool that is a must if you're going to do any kind of drywall repairs where you're having to cut out the drywall. This little drywall saw, again you can get at any home improvement store. Has a nice little point so that you can puncture into the drywall, and then it allows you to very easily saw. And you don't have to worry about being too neat about this. And of course your wall is not going to move as much as this board is. So it might be just a little more challenging in this demonstration. So now, you have the area and for purposes of this, I'm not going to go ahead and cut out this other area. But once you have this hole cut out, then you can take a small piece of wood like this, and you want it to be cut so as you can see this is just a little bit longer than the hole. OK, so with any drill, and you can use a drywall screw to, and what you want to do is where you're going to start it you want to go ahead and start it into your drywall on each side and this will make it easier to start this. Then you'll put your wood inside the hole and you will hold it with your hand, and go ahead and set these screws just below the surface. And now you can take your patch, and as you can see, it will go right back into the hole, and then you simply take your screw, and in the same manner attach your patch right into that board. So it gives you a very flesh, then all you have to do is you just tape around this, mud it, sand it, and you've got a repaired wall. I'm Tim Gipson, showing you how to repair a hole in your drywall.