Drywall Restore for Residential or Commercial Tasks. Photograph 2: Drive drywall screws about 1-half in. above and below the popped nail. Cover your complete patch with joint compound until the traces are camouflaged, feathering the sides. Select a putty knife appropriately sized to the blemish, and, if multiple layer of compound is required, be sure you permit each layer to dry fully between applications.
If the crack extends by the seam’s paper tape, or if the tape has pulled unfastened from the wall, use a razor knife to cut the tape about 6 to 12 inches from each ends of the damage (picture 1 and a couple of). Take away the tape however be careful not to tear away the drywall’s paper overlaying.
You’ll be able to create your own patch to repair bigger holes in drywall. Use a peel-and-stick patch to cover doorknob holes. Sand down the remaining ridges of dried drywall compound with a moderately coarse drywall sanding pad. Corner bead is accessible in a wide range of supplies, including metal, paper and vinyl.
Cowl the tape and taper or feather” the perimeters of the new compound onto the encompassing wall surface (picture 5). Drywall compound must be applied in a number of skinny layers as a result of thicker layers are too difficult to smooth out and will eventually trigger cracking.
Cowl the patch and tape with joint compound, feathering the sides. And you can apply a second coat of compound as soon as the first hardens. Subsequent, peel the paper backing off the again of the patch and place it over the opening in order that the mesh surface faces outward.