How to Fix an Oversize Electrical Box Cutout

Fast fix for a common goof

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Dust mask
  • Taping knife
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Setting-type joint compound
  • Paper joint tape
  • Lightweight joint compound
  • Medium grit sanding sponge