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I have Joint Compound and cement board tape, How do i fix a 6 inch hole in drywall? Anything else I Need?

I have Joint Compound and cement board tape, How do i fix a 6 inch hole in drywall? Anything else I Need?

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Stuff the hole with balled up newspaper first. Otherwise your tape will not hold well. A better way to fix a hole that large would be to pick up a scrap of drywall, cut the hole square to the center of the studs on either side, attach the patch, and tape and mud the seams. Good luck.
May 11, 2017
first of all you dont need cement board ( hardie board) all you need is an adhesive backed drywall tape and joint compound. the cement board is way too heavy. It will look funny too once you apply the joint compound. cement board is used for ceramic tile installation on plywood subflooring. * the perfect patch, no mater how big, is to 1) get a piece of 1X (One by) (however long the hole you need to patch) plus three inches longer 2) place the 1X horizontally across the hole and screw with sheetrock screws on either side of the hole to secure the wood to the back of the existing sheetrock. 3) apply a scrap piece of sheetrock cut to fit almost perfectly over the hole 4) screw the new dry wall to the wood behind it. 5) tape, bed, sand the rough uniformly, texture and paint. you can buy the wall texture at the Home Depot ( it comes in rolls like wallpaper. Put the texture on after you sand off the excess compound but before you paint. Be sure to countersink the screws but not all the way through the sheetrock, then mud the holes. Good luck
May 11, 2017
Do not use a cement board tape it is thicker that wall board tape. If you have a 1x board you can fit a short pc behind it also w/ screws and fill in the hole w/ a small pc of dry wall and then tape over it . Just another way to go GL
May 11, 2017
Spackle should solve your problem. If the hole is deep, put the spackle on in two stages, allowing the first batch to completely dry. this first batch should mostly fill the hole. As it dries you will see it sink in a bit. That's why you need to do a second batch, this time, applied with a spackling knife. Feather the edges and you shouldn't need to do much sanding to finish off the job. When almost completely dry, I use a damp cloth to smooth the edges.
May 11, 2017

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