How to Repair a Gyprock Wall

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You don't need to hire an expensive contractor to repair a gyprock wall. Repair a gyprock wall with help from a home improvement expert in this free video clip.

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Hi. I'm Chris Bos, a freelance construction consultant. Today, we're going to discuss what to do when someone punches a hole in your wall or if you remove an old outlet and there's a hole left there. Well, this is what you're going to need. You're going to need a pencil, you're going to need a screw gun, you're going to need a tape measure, and you're going to need a sheet rock saw, and you're going to need a piece of sheet rock and you're going to need a piece of wood and some screws. First thing you're going to do is you're going to, out of a scrap piece of sheet rock, you're going to cut out a piece big enough to cover the hole. In this case I went with a four inch by four inch. So, I'm going to hold it in place and I'm going to trace it. Now, I'm going to take my sheet rock saw and I'm going to cut out that square. Now, what I'm going to do is I'm going to take my piece of wood. I've cut this a couple inches longer than the hole. This is going to be the support for our new piece of sheet rock. I've also put a long screw in to it. That's so I can stick it in to the wall and still hold it tight so when I screw it in, it doesn't fly away. Now, I'm going to take my screw gun with the screw. That's one, that's two. Now, I'm going to remove the screw that I put in to the wood. I don't need it anymore. It was just a handle. Now, I'm going to take my cutout. It's in, I'm going to put two screws in to the piece of wood. Now you're ready to tape it and compound it and you're done. Thanks for watching. I'm Chris Bos.

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