If you have damaged dry wall and the holes
not too large, it’s very easy to fix for yourself. What you want to do is get some
fiberglass mesh tape, which is specifically made for wall board joints, and just cut off
a section of it, maybe a couple inches, three inches longer than the span of the hole there.
If you get the kind of fiberglass tape that self-adheres, it’s even better and you don’t’
have to put a coat of joint compound down first, which you would have to do if you got
the kind that did not have an adhesive back to it. And I’ll show you what I’m talking
about in a moment.
And I would say square it up and make it look as good as you can
like that. And the next thing you want to do is get some joint compound which some people
call mud. And take a little bit of it on a spatula or a putty knife and just skim a smooth
coat over that. Now, it’s going to bubble up on like this and look funny on the first
coat but you want to let it dry and then once you do let it dry, you can sand that down
a little bit. And what you’ll is come back and add at least one more coat a little further
out- again, this is after it’s already dried- you’re going to skim some on a little bit
wider, sort of feathering out the edges which will hide the small bump being made by the
repair here. And then once again, sand it, prime it, and paint it.