You can learn how to patch a hole in your drywall yourself, from cutting the wall to fit the patch to screwing the backer board into place. View the entire process in this free video on home and garden repair.
Hi, I'm Chris Palmer with Chris' Workshop. Today, I'm going to show you how to patch a hole in your drywall. When you have a hole it might be round, it might be square, it might be a jagged thing that got punched from whatever happened to your wall. Here's how you're going to fix it. We're going to cut a square out of a scrap piece of drywall, cut the paper, break it, cut the other side of the paper. Now we hold the patch over the hole and trace the outline. You can use a pencil or a knife for this. Now we want to cut the wall to fit that size. For that I'm going to use a drywall saw. Now you want to make sure you're not hitting any electrical wires or plumbing. The next step is to add some backing to screw your patch to. I have a scrap of wood here that's slightly taller than my hole but a little narrower so I can fit it inside and I put a screw in it so I can hold onto it. Now that our backer board is securely in place, it's time to add your drywall patch. It fits right in the hole and you fasten it right into the board you applied with a couple of screws. I'm Chris Palmer from Chris' Workshop. That's how you patch a hole in your drywall.