Drywall Repair: How to Fix Cracks

Do it right, so the crack never comes back again

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Stud finder
  • Screw gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drywall sander
  • Mud pan
  • Level
  • Dust mask
  • Drywall saw
  • Sanding block
  • Utility knife
  • Taping knife

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • 1/2-in. drywall
  • Joint compound
  • 1-1/4-in. drywall screws
  • Paper tape