How to Repair a Large Drywall Hole

Eden Prairie, MN. Basement Finishing.

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Hi, I’m Mark Donovan from HomeEditionPlus.com and today I’m going to show you how to take care of large drywall holes. So the first thing we’re going to do is we are going to cut back around this drywall hole to approximately 1 foot high and back to about the studs which are of approximately 16 inches on center here.

So the first thing I have done is I have put my hand in the hole to find out where the stud basically is aligned and drew a line approximately in line with the edge of that stud. And then I went up in this case 16 inches and then approximately another 16 inches here.

I’m going to cut this out with the drywall knife or my carpenter’s knife, to approximate the opening. So what I’ve done here is I’ve taken a square and put it over my line using my carpenter’s knife, scored the drywall on all three sides in this case. And then once I’m done scoring it, I just continue to work my carpenter’s knife across the cut and all the way through the drywall. This takes a little bit of time; you’ve got to go carefully and by all means, be careful and don’t cut yourself. You may want to wear work gloves as well to prevent the risk of getting injured or cut by the knife.

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