Having drywall has the foundation of each wall in your house is great. But what happens if there is damage to the drywall? Well, you have to fix what is broken.
Drywall repair is quite an easy job to do and the average person who has little to no knowledge about drywall installation can do it. However, it is also easy to make a mistake while repairing the drywall. Usually people leave a mess while they do it, which is quite evident to any guests that enter the room. Thus, this article will look closely at how to repair broken drywall.
First thing is first, many thin coats are the best way to avoid making any mistakes. You would be using a compound material, which fills any holes in the drywall and can become flush with the piece of drywall that is not broken. Usually, people do about three to four coats of the compound, and remember that these are thin coats. Thicker coats will likely cause your compound to become evident even after you are done sanding and painting. A good idea is to apply the compound in a wide area around the broken piece, so that it blends well when you are finished with the product.
Another method is to purchase a drywall repair toolkit. This package comes with every singe tool you need to make your drywall brand new again. Of course, you will need to purchase the compound, mesh tape, drywall nails and screws separately.
When sanding your new drywall, remember that the dust from the sanding is a respiratory irritant. That is why every person who is doing excess sanding in an enclosed area, or even an open area, should wear a dust mask to protect their lungs as well as their face. It is also a good idea to place a plastic cloth around the sanding area.
This helps for the cleanup as the dust will settle on the plastic cloth making it easy to just vacuum the dust. Also remember that if you are repairing a corner of a wall, you might need to remove the metal bracket that covers the corner with a hacksaw, a tool that is included in the drywall repair toolkit. All in all, drywall repair is a relatively easy job to do. All you need is the toolkit, compound, some effort and a few hours.