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Playing in Mud – Learn how to Combine Drywall Joint Compound. Set up wooden cleats against the studs on each side of the opening to help the brand new drywall’s vertical edges (picture 1). Use scrap wood akin to 1×2 furring for smaller repairs; if you’re changing a big sheet of drywall, reinforce the opening with 2×3 lumber.

Often, the damage is confined to a short section that may be reduce away and replaced. Now, with all that mentioned, you may attempt spot repairing the cracked joint: Lift the loosened fringe of the tape with a putty knife and squeeze in a bit water-resistant carpenter’s glue.

Use an electronic stud finder to mark the studs behind the broken drywall, then use a drywall saw or reciprocating noticed to cut away the drywall. As an alternative, drive a second nail—or better but, drive a drywall screw—in near every popped nail to …