How to Patch Drywall | Part 1: Boarding & Drywalling

How to Patch Drywall | Part 1: Boarding & Drywalling


Hello guys, what is up! Here is Bahiano again. in this video we are
going to show you how to patch and repair a drywall. Here we have one 2×4 and here we have the
corner. We are going to screw the drywall to the studs. We are just going to cut this part out so
that we are going to have wood in there. Im just going to show you now… Yes, is this recording? Just going to cut more or less straight in
there. If it is not 100% straight it is not a problem
because we are going to tape it. On this side here we have a backing so we
are going to cut it more or less on the center of the stud. If you guys [want an alternative method] you
can use a piece of wood to be a little bit more straight. In this case the stud is about 24 inches apart. You can do this way, but I will show you another
way you can do it. If you guys just don’t want to do it that
way, you can measure the piece; 24 inches the drywall by… let’s put 18 and 3/4. There is going to be a little bit gap but
no problem. Okay, let’s cut the drywall. Here is how you hold the tape and the knife. Usually I put my finger like that. I just hold it like this. Just go… slide the end… Since with drywall, all you need is to cut
the paper and it will break. You don’t have to put a lot of effort so this
is just good enough to hold it. And for the measurement, I just hold it like
that with this hand. I just hold the tape firm, you don’t have
to hold it too tight or else you may hurt your skin. So just hold it firm and just run it lightly
on the drywall. The alternative, you can use a piece of wood
or something straight like a level; mark both sides then cut it. This is a T-Square, it is what we sometimes
use to cut the board. Since we do not have a full board in here,
I can show you guys here on this door how it works. We just put it there on the board and just
cut it. If you need to do a horizontal cut, go the
same way. My favorite way is the way that spends less
time and is more time efficient. So as much as I can I use the knife and the
tape since it is a little bit faster but you just need some practice. You cannot just go, Like everything else, we cannot just go, start
today, and just be good today. The cut might be crooked when you start to
use the tape and knife. Just going to go…. this way. There we have 18″ and 3/4, by… lets do that
way; 24″. And the drywall is very soft, it’s pretty
much just the paper [holding it together]. This is the brown side; usually you use the
white side to make the cut. And then you are just going to force this
a little bit and just cut the paper. It is off. And then we will go to the other side; just
bend it a little bit. Cut. Now this is how it goes, just… can do something
like that. Measure it, and then you can just hold the
board, and just mark [the stud] there like you guys can see. In the end [however you decide to reveal the
studs] it will all be the same. Just three ways to do it, so you guys can
see. And in case of this blade (utility knife)
you can just break [off the old blade to reveal the new sharp blade] if you hit a nail or
a screw or something like that. And then you just cut in there. See we have a screw in there so, I am just
going to go again and stop right there. Once we cut it, it will just come off. Here we have a screw, so we are just going
to cut again to the screw. And here we are going to remove the screw
that way it will be a little bit easier. We have this nice gun that works pretty good. Nice an easy, there we go. And we finish the cut. This one in here I usually like to clean it
that way it is better for the tape. Either way we will probably need to cut a
little bit more in there. Everything is looking good, just need to straighten
up the cut a little bit. So for this one I am just going to mark again
as you can see. I use the board just to mark it where I need
to remove just a little bit because this end here was just a little bit wider so I just
cut it more or less. This here you can see is rough but we don’t
need to do much because the tape would over it. You guys do not have to worry if it is a little
bit too big or you need to cut more, just cut it a little bit more. There you go, nice and… [easy?]. So here what I do, because we are going to
do the mud, I don’t want the paper to be out so we are just going to clean this board a
little bit. Like you can see, nice and sharp. Just this part, see you have just a little
bit of paper sticking out. Just going to remove a little bit. Like this side here is pretty good, we don’t
need to do too much to it. You guys can leave it like that too. This side is the beveled edge; its great because
it is already finished in there. Just going to clean this little thing before
putting the board up. Usually it is easier to do before than to
do after. So i’m just going to clean whatever is sticking
out. You see this here? Once we put the tape and mud it will build
up a little bit, the paper in there. If you look in here you can see the paper
out just a tiny bit. This is just a little bit but it will build
up when you are doing your job. So if you want a nice straight job, you can
just remove it a little bit. I will just show you again. Like you guys can see, you can see the difference. This part is cut and this part is not so you
can see it there. It does stick a little bit out. You guys can use both hands. There we go, now we have a nice place to put
the tape. It’s just perfect. This piece of wood, I am
just going to try to push it a little bit more in because it is sticking out a little
bit. Not so much but I just don’t want it to to
be on the way of the drywall. Just be careful of the pipes. Okay now we have it right and good to go,
we are just going to put this pre-cut board that I showed you just a little bit before. Board is in. Like you can see guys it is not too tight,
with drywall you don’t need it very tight. We will use this DeWalt screw gun. Great gun! And for the screws; this is wood so we are
using the coarse screws. I am going to show you guys the difference. This one is a fine thread screw, it is good
for steel studs; it holds better on the steel stud This one is coarse, the coarse holds better
on the wood so once you put it in, it will just go straight in and would hold very good. Today we are going to be using the coarse
screw. It is what we are going to be using today
because we are working with wood. So I will put this one aside, and I am going
to grab some of the coarse right here and we are just going to hang this board. I just put some screws on this old drywall
just so it will hold better because you never know if it is still holding good plus we did
the cut. This is the reason I try to put the screw
on both sides. One screw there, then I go… Yeah this is ready to be taped, so we
are just going to work on the process of putting the mud in here and finish it. We will be using fast set that way we can
put two coats in one day. We just don’t want to come and do the extra
trip. Yeah you will see the process here on the
next video, the taping video that is just coming up pretty soon. This is how you do a drywall patch repair. A kind of not very small repair but nice and
good like you guys can see, we just put it between the studs. This is how to gooo. Thank you very much for watching this video
guys, and see you soon on the next video. Thank you for your support, subscribe, and
we are going to have some great stuff coming up So see you soon! Good job. Good job man. Thank you sir!

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