Repair a hole in plasterboard or drywall ceiling part one

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Part one of how to repair a hole in a plasterboard or drywall ceiling.
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25 responses on “Repair a hole in plasterboard or drywall ceiling part one

  1. ninjaman58

    Living Proof you can learn from Youtube… I repair my ceiling after
    watching this video. Thanks to the poste!

  2. Rod Dyson

    @1949djl All the joints in the repair need to be taped. If one edge runa
    along a previously taped joint I would remove the existing tape along that
    section and replace it with new tape rather than taping over it. if it just
    crosses over a taped joint I wouldn’t bother removing the tape. Hope this
    is clear enough. Cheers rod

  3. Gary Hunt

    As a total novice DIY’er with a newly formed hole in his ceiling following
    an upstairs bathroom leak this video was bloody brilliant. I saw pt 2 to
    this video before this one so feel confident I can tackle this job myself.
    Thanks very much for posting these videos, it’s going to save me a packet

  4. Lori Kothera

    Hey Rod – What kind of screws are those? and any predrilling? I looks like
    the screws go in too easily for there not to be predrilling involved?

  5. Bandit Blue

    hey mate i punched a hole in my wall ooooops .. i was going to put a patch
    over it then put putty over it then sand it ??? is that the right thing to
    do ????

  6. SaintPeteSam

    Thank you so much for this series. I thought I was going to have to pay
    someone to fix an ugly hole in my ceiling but thanks to you, I was able to
    do the repair on my own.

  7. Rod Dyson

    There are various methods to fix a hole punched in the wall. Unless there
    is some backing still in place just filling the hole won’t work as the mud
    (plaster) will just fall out. If it is just indented then filling with
    cornice cement or basecoat will do the job.

  8. Rod Dyson

    If you make a normal mix, you are able to do 2 or 3 coats as is required
    with the one mix. By taking from the mix what you need to do one coat and
    placing it in either another dish, on a board or a plasterers hawk as I
    have done. Add salt to this portion of the mix and it will set in about 5
    minutes while the rest of the mix remains unset ready for the next coat. I
    hope this helps it is a great way to finish a job very quickly. Cheers

  9. Rod Dyson

    Normally I do for every day type plastering, except many people watching
    this video don’t have the right type of drill and blade to mix the plaster
    correctly. So I don’t show it here.

  10. Rod Dyson

    LOL my bad, reading that late at night, You are right. I do use a cordless
    drill for small jobs like this most of the time. And use an Auto Feed screw
    gun for normal plastering. This screw gun was the last of many that I had
    from years ago, When I employed a lot of plasterers (never again lol). It
    too has now packed up, You don’t really think of these things when you make
    a video for the first time. Cheers Rod

  11. mark man

    boy u give the perfect solution man…at my job im a handman ,even i dont
    know a thing og sheetrock i m being told to fix a hole on the
    ceiling..after i saw ur video now i know what to do….the big dilema for
    me was where or what to fix to the piece of sheetrock , but the idea of
    those 2 2×4 wooden blocks gave me the answer..,,bad thing im not good with
    drill tool and screw sizes so, im thinking of attaching that piece of
    sheetrock to the wooden blocks with nails…u think might work?

  12. Rod Dyson

    Also a weak mixing action will increase the setting time of the mix in the
    bucket that will allow more time for you to work with the material in the
    bucket. By mixing on the hawk using salt I can control the setting time and
    complete the job with one mix. Even if it requires up to 3 coats before top
    coat. Drill mixing will reduce the overall setting time as the more plaster
    is mixed the faster it will set.

  13. Rod Dyson

    No nails won’t work because the blocks are only “floating” on the sheetrock
    and not fixed to the substate. Therefore screws are the only method of
    fixing the blocks as shown. If you get a cordless drill with a philips head
    screw tip and a handful of 25mm screws you will be ok. Cheers Rod