Checkout my Featured Drywall Repair Video Playlist!
In this Drywall Repair Video Playlist I have video footage of everything from how to repair water damaged drywall, repairing holes in drywall and even how to cut a piece of drywall for a perfect fit, drywall crack repair, drywall cornerbead repair and how to add a wood furring strip so you can attach the drywall when repairing hole in a wall. Also some drywall repair project videos where I wear a GoPro camera to get a very unique perspective of the drywall repair and drywall mud work process.
How to add a wood furring strip to attach drywall for a drywall repair
It’s a common problem when a DIY’er or handyman has a drywall repair to do.
The hole is smaller than the span of studs in the walls or ceiling to be repaired. So, there is no wood to attach a piece of drywall to.
I’ve found over my 20 years of being a drywall contractor is that simply adding a wood furring strip to the hole instead of cutting a bigger hole in the drywall is the best approach.
Here’s the five steps it takes to be able to attach your piece of drywall:
1) Cut furring strip 4″ longer than the hole to be repaired.
2) **Pro Tip- Add a drywall screw to the center of the furring strip so that you’re able to hold the furring strip in place while attaching it through the existing drywall.
3) Place drywall in center of hole.
4) While holding the screw, add a screw to each side screwing thru the drywall into the furring strip.
5) Now attach new piece of drywall to the furring strip.
Good luck with your drywall repair project!
How to get a perfect drywall fit every time on a drywall repair
What I like to do is pre cut the piece of drywall for the repair and then trace it with a pencil. That way the drywall is a perfect fit every time. Then if it’s just a smaller hole I’ll just ad a furring strip to attach the drywall to.
1) Tape measure
4) Drywall (1/2″ 0r 5/8″ depending which size was used on your wall)
5) 1/4″ drywall screws
6) Drill with a Phillips head drill bit
7) 1″x3″ furring strip
8) Circular saw or hand saw
How to Repair Drywall Damage After Baseboards Were Removed
I was called to a home where these folks were getting new tile flooring and they did the do it yourself (diy) baseboard removal themselves before the flooring was going to be put in. Unfortunately they forgot to or didn’t know to take a razor knife and score the top of the baseboard caulk where the baseboard meets the wall. If you don’t do that you’re going to tear the paper on the drywall.
Chances are if you’re watching this video you might have already torn the paper on the drywall when you removed your baseboards.
So I’m going to show you how to repair these areas and get it done right.
Step one, Remove all of the loose paper and the
Step two, Apply a product called Gardz Problem Surface Sealer with a brush or roller.
Step three, Apply joint compound to the
damaged areas that you primed with the Gardz. Let dry.
Step four, Apply second coat of joint compound to the area. Let dry and lightly sand. (If needed apply a third coat of joint compound. Let dry and lightly sand that
Step five, Use a quality interior primer and paint.