How 2-For U: Drywall Repair – Patching a large hole in your wall.

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How 2-For U: Drywall Repair - Patching a large hole in your wall.

In this How 2-For U segment, David Pucci of Valerio Painting & Remodeling demonstrates how to repair a large hole in your drywall such as that caused by a ki…

25 responses on “How 2-For U: Drywall Repair – Patching a large hole in your wall.

  1. FreedomExpress11

    I wish you’d tell us what the brackets are called exactly. I am unable to
    find the brackets or even the seam tape you used. Great video tho.

  2. Clayton Hailey

    Thanks for this dry wall repair insight David. I have been experimenting
    with different methods and processes of dry wall repair in my
    homes. Instead of the brackets that you mentioned I cut the whole back to
    half of stud and screwed the sheet rock piece to the stud. However, your
    demonstration is very meticulous was well received. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Chris Johnson

    Great demonstration. Some other drywallers use a board in the back of the
    new piece. I think your metal brackets would work better. Thanks!

  4. holidaysin

    I just use chicken wire and the cover of a bible to patch up the hole.
    Forget the tape, Jesus will prevent mold from seeping in.

  5. Michael Dirk

    Lots of ways to skin a cat. Great video! I like those clamps. Do they have
    them at home depot / Lowe’s? Thanks!

  6. kevin scammell

    for door knobs I use a 4″ hole saw. I drill a blank filler piece of the
    same size. usually 5/8″ bevel the edges. take a piece of 1×3 approx. 8
    “‘s 2 screws at the top and bottom. bevel the wall hole./ screw the patch
    to the 1by. mud it with 90 min dry patch with glue added. Install door
    stop. you did an excellent job.!!!!

  7. jeff k

    for the beginner, and selling your home and you need a quick fix. this
    will work great, But, Those brackets _UCK. You’d be better to use a stud
    finder and make your hole from stud to stud… eventually those seams will
    crack especially on the bracket and the piece fitting so tight.
    Yes. for repairs use the mesh tape, and float the mud double the patch

  8. Ken Evans

    you’re taking too long to do this repair. Do a California patch — cut
    your scrap 8″x8″, then remove 1″ wide back paper + gypsym around the
    perimeter of your scrap. You will have 6″ x 6″ patch with 1″ front paper
    flaps. Mud up the flaps, then install the patch. Squeeze out excess mud
    with a knife, then after it drys, mud over the seams to finish up.

    No need for tape or mesh, the paper wings of the patch are the tape.

  9. jennlmanch1

    Actually I thought this was helpful! I’m not a professional and it was nice
    to see each step slowly! If David was doing this without explaining the
    process, it may have taken much less time for him. But, then I would have
    no clue the steps to take to do the project! I’m sure everyone who does
    this everyday, has their own way of doing it. So, why are you watching a
    video on drywall repair and criticizing someones elses way of doing things?
    This is for DIY not contractors right? Anyway, Thanks David for showing me
    how to fix the hole in my bathroom wall!

  10. John H. Outlan

    I’d try to keep the piece of removed drywall intact so if I screwed
    something up cutting I could easily reproduce a match to the hole. The
    Calif patch was interesting, but I’d rather use seem tape like David
    did….plus, if you’re not filming a video, doing it the way David did
    takes no time at all. To each his own…it’s certainly not rocket
    science….;-)

  11. tjdinfl

    You turned my stomach at 1:20. Why go through the hassle of laying out a
    square hole? The CORRECT way to so this is to determine what size piece you
    will need to properly do the repair, cut the piece and place it on the wall
    and trace around it. Now cut the wall on your marks and the piece will fit
    right in. That is drywall repair 101. If you are concerned with your repair
    being level, just place a level on your piece and then trace around it.
    C’mon man!

  12. MrDanielo633

    really come on it doesnt matter how u do long he did the dawm thing but yea
    it was to long to fix

  13. Russ Pollman

    Never doing this, why not YouTube it? I’m in agreement w/others, too much
    measuring, but good tip on wires and studs. I need to repair garage’s
    drywall (rewired – conduit, etc. against walls), my friend’s 8yo kid & I
    took measurements, cut out (5) cardboard templates, and eye-balled/traced
    over holes. I took my old 9.6V, 3.38″ dia. Makita circular saw, knowing
    where my studs were, eased it “onto” lines, cutting thru or most of the
    depth of drywall – easily and accurately. Cutting beyond border was no
    issue of course. Used blade in spots. Shop vac! Traced templates on
    drywall and cut “inside” the lines. Firring strips ($0.99) behind
    drywall…

  14. Rob Tytler

    by the time he had the hole cut out i would have been done and waiting on
    the mud to dry to sand!!! what a jabroni!!!

  15. Ken Evans

    Also you’re sanding way too much. scratch coat of mud doesn’t have to be
    perfect (it won’t), but by third coat you should be free of streaks from
    chunks, fish eyes, and other imperfections. Small knife tracks can be
    scraped down. Pay attention to feather your edges, and you will only need
    a tiny bit of sanding to blend the edges of your mud into the wall.