drywall repair

For the DIYer: Simple Drywall Repairs

If you’ve recently purchased a home that needs some sheet rock repairs, the solutions are often simpler and more affordable than the average homeowner thinks.

For deep scratches or holes from previous wall hangings, a small tub of spackle and a putty knife should get the job done. But for any sections of sheet rock that may have water damage, molding, or significant holes, swapping out the entire piece of sheet may be your best option.

Before you go out and purchase sheets of drywall from your local store, consider the amount of work that needs to be done. If it’s just a simple patch job over a hole, for example, some stores sell smaller “scrap” pieces that may do the trick. From that point it would come down to trimming the piece, anchoring it to the wall, fitting it into the spot like a puzzle piece, and spackling over the creases. I know this all sounds simpler than it is, but YouTube has a TON of tutorials available that can walk you through the entire process.

Take it from someone who leans on how-to videos for the majority of his home repairs: If I can do it, so can you.

As always, any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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