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How to Repair Cracks and Holes in Drywall (page 1 of 2)

Drywall damage can range from small cracks to large holes, but most repairs are easy and inexpensive to fix. We have six different ways to make the repair depending on the size, type and place of the damage.

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Materials

  • drywall
  • joint compound
  • fiberglass drywall tape
  • wood cleats
  • drywall nails
  • drywall screws
  • drywall corner bead
  • string

Tools

  • drill/driver
  • reciprocating saw
  • drywall saw
  • hacksaw
  • electronic stud finder
  • tape measure
  • razor knife
  • carpenter's square
  • metal snips
  • pry bar

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