DIY Home Projects
Repair Cracks + Gashes in Drywall
BLACK+DECKER B+D Contributor 193 Projects
Fixing physical damage to drywall is fairly straightforward, and you’ll find many drywall repair products available for sale in hardware stores and online. But most damage can be patched with just a small piece of drywall, some finishing supplies, and a bit of spackle and paint.Use joint tape anywhere the drywall’s face paper or joint tape has torn or peeled away. always cut away any loose drywall material, face paper or joint tape from the damaged area, trimming back to solid drywall material. All drywall repairs require three coats of joint compound, just as in new installations. lightly sand your repairs before painting or adding texture.