Patching Holes in Drywall With No Anchor Points

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Patching holes in drywall with no anchor points is something that will require a drill and a few other basic tools. Patch holes in drywall with no anchor points with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone, I'm Joshua Clement and this is how to fix a hole in drywall with no anchor points. When you're trying to fix a hole in drywall when you don't have any studs or anything to screw into all we have to do is put some new studs in there or something I anchor our screws to, to keep our drywall from cracking. For this job I'm gonna be using a drill with a number 2 bit and a piece of drywall the same size as my hole. You will also need to cut some 1 x's down to size a little bit bigger than the hole you're trying to patch and some drywall screws. You will also need some drywall mud, drywall tape, and a trowel. The first thing we need to do is take our 1 x's and we're gonna be placing them inside our hole making sure that it comes on this side of the drywall. You want to make sure you go ahead and you put the board in on each side and if your hole is too big you also want to put one across the top, too big would be anything over 14 inches. A lot of times your studs run 16 inches on center so if you have patch something right in the middle of the studs you want to make sure you get something in the middle because this is a little bit of a weaker point in your drywall. You also want to make sure that you counter sync your screws a little bit that way when you put the mud over the top it's gonna cover up those holes. You want to take your piece of drywall that you cut for your hole and slide it into place. Then we're gonna take our drywall screws and anchor it to the 1 x's on the inside of the wall. Now the next step is to take your drywall tape and tape up the seams. Now we're gonna take our drywall mud and our trowel, go ahead and get some on there and cover the hole thing. Being able to out your own anchor points in saves you a lot of time from having to cut to the studs and saves you from having to patch. Thank you all for watching and good luck on this project.

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