Learn to patch a gap in drywall. Cut the patch so it covers the hole by not less than 1 in. on either side, then place it over the opening. For any such restore, you first need to scrub out the opening with a blade knife, angling your minimize to make the entrance of the outlet bigger than the again.
If the crack extends by way of 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 (image 1 and a couple of). Take away the tape but be careful not to tear away the drywall’s paper overlaying.
Use steel snips to chop a piece of latest corner bead to suit the restore space (picture 3). Apply a coat of joint compound to the corner, set the bead in place then apply one other layer of joint compound over it. Let dry fully then add one other layer or two of compound relying on what is needed (image four).
Tape will lift off the wall if there isn’t sufficient joint compound beneath to adhere it to the drywall. For a knock-down finish – one the place a trowel presses joint compound right down to kind a texture that is extra mottled than a flat wall – lightly flatten the particles with a knife as the compound combination begins to dry.
To use the patch, simply clean the wall floor and sand it to offer the floor somewhat ‘tooth.’ Then stick the patch over the opening and cover it with two or three skinny layers of joint compound. If there are not any electrical or plumbing traces present, use a drywall saw to punch a gap by means of the drywall alongside your line.