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Drywall Repair

Repair drywall holes and cracks yourself.

  1. Drywall Repair: How to Fix Cracks

    The only way to fix a recurring drywall crack around a door or window is to bridge the crack with a fresh sheet of drywall. The fix takes a few days, but it will finally make the problem go away.

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  1. How to Remove a Hollow Wall Anchor


    Remove unwanted hollow wall anchors without wrecking your wall. Punching them through does minimal damage and simplifies wall patching.

  2. How to Repair Holes in Drywall


    Fix damaged walls with these DIY repairs you can do. Don't melt down if a doorknob, misguided chair or an impromptu hockey game knocks a big hole in your drywall. With a little patience, a little joint compound and a few dabs of paint even a novice can complete a near invisible wall repair.

  3. Preparing Walls for Painting: Problem Walls


    We show you how to fix common wall flaws and make them perfectly smooth before you paint. You'll save the $200 expense of hiring a pro.

  4. How to Fix Popped Drywall Nails and Screws


    Fix drywall nail and screw pops in four simple steps, using drywall screws and drywall compound.

  5. How to Repair a Drywall Crack


    Eventually even the best-built houses develop a few cracks due to settling, usually around doors and windows. Learn how to fix them the right way, so they don’t come back.

  6. Use Aluminum Mesh for Fast Drywall Repair


    Aluminum screen wall patches simplify and speed up repairs to holes in walls. Stick it on and mud it smooth.

  7. How to Paint Walls: Prepare Interior Walls for Painting


    Quick fixes for the 8 most common drywall flaws, including nail pops, cracks at corners, bubbled or loose tape and holes. Fix them right before you paint for a longer lasting paint job.

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