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Have a hole in your drywall? No worries, patching a hole in drywall is fairly simple, as long as you follow a few easy steps. Not all holes in drywall are the same, larger holes require a slightly different process than smaller holes.

Here’s a 7-step process on how you can easily and quickly patch any holes on your drywall:

Step 1

Cut around the hole with a rotary tool, razor, saw blade or jig saw to form a square shape, if the edges of the hole are jagged. Make the new square hole as straight and even as possible. This makes cutting the patch simpler.

Step 2

Cut two smaller sections of drywall and place them behind the drywall so half of the section is exposed inside the hole. Screw these sections to the drywall with drywall screws. They will act as a brace to hold the patch in the center of the hole.

Step 3

Cut a patch for the drywall the same size and shape as the hole with a razor or rotary tool or drywall saw.

Step 4

Set the patch inside the hole and screw it to the support sections you installed in step 2.

Step 5

Put fiberglass tape along the seams between the patch and wall. Cover the entire seam with fiberglass tape, overlapping tape strips at the corners.

Step 6

Spread fast drying drywall patch compound over the seams of the tape covering it completely. Let the compound dry and sand with 200 grit sand paper.

Step 7

Prime with drywall primer, or interior primer, and paint the wall with interior paint.