How Do I Repair a One-Half-Inch Hole in Drywall?

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Repairing a one half inch hole in drywall is going to require you to have access to a few different specific tools. Repair a one half inch hole in drywall with help from a construction professional with over 25 years of experience in this free video clip.

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This is Nicholas Iarocci, the home source guy, owner of Source Development Inc., a home improvement company in Garnerville, New York, and this is how to repair a half inch hole in drywall. So, I've simulated a half inch hole in our sheet of drywall, and we can apply one of two tapes, one of which is fiberglass mesh tape, which is easier for a homeowner to use. It's self-adhering so it applies to the drywall easily. You just press it on, and then you apply coats of compound. Try to get it in that hole as well as you can, especially with the fiberglass tape. Keep coating it. Once the tape dries, you want to keep coating it with further coats of compound until you get a finished product. So, the other typical material you would use is paper tape. So, I'm going to apply compound directly into the hole, filling in the hole as much as I can. Don't be afraid to push it inside. Ideally, that's what you want to do. Once you're done with that process, you want to apply a liberal coat of compound to receive paper tape over it. Now, it's really crucial you wait for the tape to dry with the compound behind it. If not, what you'll do is you keep pushing the compound into the whole, and you'll never get a really flush finish. So, we'll wait until it's dry, and then you keep coating coats of compound until you get a finished product. And that's how to repair a half inch hole in drywall. This is Nicholas Iarocci, the home source guy, owner of Source Development Inc., a home improvement company in Garnerville, New York.

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