How 2-For U: Drywall Repair – Patching a large hole in your wall.

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by Valheru75

In this Just how 2-For U section, David Pucci of Valerio Paint & Makeover demonstrates ways to mend a big hole in your drywall such as that created by a kick.
Video clip Ranking: 4 / 5


30 Responses

  1. tjdinfl says:

    You turned my stomach at 1:20. Why go through the hassle of laying out a
    square hole? The CORRECT way to so this is to determine what size piece you
    will need to properly do the repair, cut the piece and place it on the wall
    and trace around it. Now cut the wall on your marks and the piece will fit
    right in. That is drywall repair 101. If you are concerned with your repair
    being level, just place a level on your piece and then trace around it.
    C’mon man!

  2. Ken Evans says:

    you’re taking too long to do this repair. Do a California patch — cut
    your scrap 8″x8″, then remove 1″ wide back paper + gypsym around the
    perimeter of your scrap. You will have 6″ x 6″ patch with 1″ front paper
    flaps. Mud up the flaps, then install the patch. Squeeze out excess mud
    with a knife, then after it drys, mud over the seams to finish up.

    No need for tape or mesh, the paper wings of the patch are the tape.

  3. raygb62998 says:

    You forgot to fuck the hole

  4. ReXeXeR says:

    I thought the rule to painting was to use a primer first?

  5. FreedomExpress11 says:

    I wish you’d tell us what the brackets are called exactly. I am unable to
    find the brackets or even the seam tape you used. Great video tho.

  6. Chris Johnson says:

    Great demonstration. Some other drywallers use a board in the back of the
    new piece. I think your metal brackets would work better. Thanks!

  7. Michael Dirk says:

    Lots of ways to skin a cat. Great video! I like those clamps. Do they have
    them at home depot / Lowe’s? Thanks!

  8. kevin scammell says:

    for door knobs I use a 4″ hole saw. I drill a blank filler piece of the
    same size. usually 5/8″ bevel the edges. take a piece of 1×3 approx. 8
    “‘s 2 screws at the top and bottom. bevel the wall hole./ screw the patch
    to the 1by. mud it with 90 min dry patch with glue added. Install door
    stop. you did an excellent job.!!!!

  9. jeff k says:

    for the beginner, and selling your home and you need a quick fix. this
    will work great, But, Those brackets _UCK. You’d be better to use a stud
    finder and make your hole from stud to stud… eventually those seams will
    crack especially on the bracket and the piece fitting so tight.
    Yes. for repairs use the mesh tape, and float the mud double the patch

  10. James Kirby says:

    You don’t know what you are doing, you suck.

  11. Roy Bush says:

    Very helpful. I am going to practice one time and then fix the hole in my
    garage ceiling.

  12. LEAH HARKER says:

    This video and the comments were helpful! Thanks! even to the jerks..

  13. John H. Outlan says:

    I’d try to keep the piece of removed drywall intact so if I screwed
    something up cutting I could easily reproduce a match to the hole. The
    Calif patch was interesting, but I’d rather use seem tape like David
    did….plus, if you’re not filming a video, doing it the way David did
    takes no time at all. To each his own…it’s certainly not rocket

  14. Ken Evans says:

    Also you’re sanding way too much. scratch coat of mud doesn’t have to be
    perfect (it won’t), but by third coat you should be free of streaks from
    chunks, fish eyes, and other imperfections. Small knife tracks can be
    scraped down. Pay attention to feather your edges, and you will only need
    a tiny bit of sanding to blend the edges of your mud into the wall.

  15. holidaysin says:

    I just use chicken wire and the cover of a bible to patch up the hole.
    Forget the tape, Jesus will prevent mold from seeping in.

  16. dancphotog says:

    Bitchin’ spirit patch!

  17. LiNingAir says:

    Can you fix a small impression without the use of mud?

  18. QueenLeilani says:

    Hi Russ! I’m one of your new subscribers. I’m a new home owner and just got
    my first place this month. Although I got it for an incredibly good price
    (here in NY) it still needs A LOT of work. Before tackling the cracks and
    holes in my bedroom I looked up tutorials on how to do it. I watched at
    least 8 other videos till I came across yours and found yours so helpful!
    You have no idea how much I really appreciate your videos and I had to tell
    you thank you. The way you explain things, you make it easy for a newbie
    like me to accomplish things. I do have to admit, it took me 2 days to
    finish watching ALL your videos on this channel and your other channel. But
    thank you so much! I went to Home Depot and bought the same tools (Trowler
    and Hawk) and practiced before attempting to skim my walls lol =)

  19. Unknown1212 says:

    Awesome video!! This helped me a lot with fixing the whole in my wall! 

  20. Hannah Thomas says:

    Russ I love your work I’ve been a sub since 2011 love u keep it up

  21. Francisco Zelaya says:

    Thank you Russ for the Awesome video, you saved me alot of money and time.
    Keep up the good work my friend 🙂 Frank,

  22. TwinMillMC . says:

    Hey Russ, thanks for the video! I watched some of your other videos and
    subbed your channel – you do great work! My brother did drywall repair in
    my bathroom and he didn’t cut away the loose drywall the way you did before
    applying the plaster. As a result, he had to sand and redo the plaster a
    few times to get it smooth. I’ll have to send him this video. Where are you
    located? Thanks again for the professional advise! Vinny, New York

  23. Scott says:

    stop stuttering and be quicker. Geez, man!

  24. Fox Watson says:

    Learned the area to be covered with drywall compound is going to be
    much,much larger than the hole or the insult area to the wall. That’s
    always been my mistake. I thought I could patch the actual area of the hole
    or just a slightly larger area. I also never really understood what
    feathering means. I thin it really means putting more reassure on one edge
    of the knife than on the other end. That allows you to make a slightly
    thicker application of mud in one area over another. The other tip is
    cutting around the popped area of Sheetrock using the knife handle to push
    in and down the concave area instead of convex surface.
    All these tips you’ve learned through years of doing. Nobody explains these
    techniques with as much simple clarity.Thanks again!
    Fox Watson

  25. Gramrye says:

    where is part two ???

  26. Kara Altman says:

    How cute and sweet is this guy!!! He’s gorgeous AND fixes stuff around the
    house? What a keeper!! Russ, you are awesome!! Thanks for the help, you are
    really great at explaining things easily to an amateur like me. Thanks

  27. ggin nj says:

    With all that damage to the wall, wouldn’t it have easier to to just
    replaced the large square of the wall? Instead of 3 patches and a couple

  28. Voss2120 says:

    Yea, I admit that was kinda fucked up on my part. I wasn’t thinking. It was
    the main thing that kept repeating in my head over and over through out the
    video and didn’t really think he had a speech problem. Instead camera shy.
    I did thumb up the video and it did help me out. Thanks

  29. horsepat says:

    thanks for the vid any tips on water damage under the drywall

  30. gregg brown says:

    ttttttt today junior

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