Want a quick project that will make you breathe a sigh of relief when it’s done? Is that a loaded question? I’m talking about a sigh of relief because you’ve taken care of something that’s been bugging you, not because the job was so horrible!
Fix Those Holes in Your Walls
I had a question about drywall repairs over at the (now defunct!) Remodeling Guy Forums. In order to answer it I drew a little sketch and posted that. I thought I’d post it here too so you wouldn’t have to dig through the forums. (not that it’s too deep just yet!)
A Blowout Patch is Quick and Easy!
I gave some pointers in my answer to the question, but I’ll simplify by saying that you just stick the patch in there, install a little bit of sticky mesh tape, and “mud” it. No problem. Don’t know what you’re doing with mud? That’s why God made sandpaper, scrapers, and sponges.
Quick Tip: Need to sand some drywall without making a huge mess? Try sponging it instead. Un-painted drywall mud can be wiped smooth with a wet sponge in order to at least get it close to finish ready. Then you can very lightly sand it (after it dries) before painting. This really cuts down dust.
Getting Good At Drywall Pays
Drywall is an incredibly versatile material. You can do more with it than you think. Almost any shape can be created and it’s great for mantels, plant shelves, and columns. Check out this picture of a kitchen shelving unit with drywall sides:
So, are you ready to break out your drywall tools? If you have any questions, ask me over in the forums and I’ll be happy to answer! Have a great day!