The purpose of the next information is to help the newbie do-it-yourselfer accomplish his/her first drywall restore, with minimal steps, tools and materials. Josh Temple cuts out old drywall that has been damaged inside the Disaster Home. Then apply a slightly wider second coat of plaster and flatten it out with the blade of the paint scraper. Photograph three: Fill the holes with joint compound, swiping first across the holes, then down.
Apply joint tape to the borders of the patch. Drywall is relatively simple to install and easy to restore. Otherwise the topcoat will soak up into the patch and make the realm look different from the surrounding paint. Apply joint compound to each side of the corner, covering the bead patch to easy tough edges and canopy any seams, feathering the sides.
Install wood cleats in opposition to the studs on both sides of the opening to support the new drywall’s vertical edges (picture 1). Use scrap wooden similar to 1×2 furring for smaller repairs; if you’re replacing a large sheet of drywall, reinforce the opening with 2×3 lumber.
Use a drywall knife to cover the patch with lightweight joint compound in a crisscross pattern, feathering the perimeters so it blends with the wall. The key to renewing the strength of the corner is to take away all loose tape and drywall compound (Photo 1). If the drywall below has crumbled, lower it away with your utility knife and fill the hole with setting compound.
Evenly sand the patch, then apply two thinner coats of compound. For a knock-down finish – one where a trowel presses joint compound right down to form a texture that’s more mottled than a flat wall – frivolously flatten the particles with a knife as the compound mixture begins to dry.