How to Quickly Patch a Hole in Drywall – Mesh Tape Trick

How to Quickly Patch a Hole in Drywall – Mesh Tape Trick


Typically you use adhesive base drywall mesh tape to strengthen joints during drywall installation Mesh tape is also very useful when
trying to repair drywall line cracks You can also use drywall mesh tape to repair drywall holes by putting it on top of the hole In this video we’ll be exploring another way how you can used drywall mesh tape to provide extra strength, support and reinforcement and support inside the drywall
hole This might be useful if you’re trying to strengthen drywall anchor or you
need small area inside drywall to provide additional extra support. And
this is what we’ll be focusing in this video: so stay here with me on this
channel [Music] I used this mesh tape drywall repair technique on multiple projects: I used it to strengthen drywall anchor which was supporting heavy mirror but became loose. I’ve also used to feel about one-inch hole in drywall after removal of the wall humidifier control Some advantages of using this
mesh tape drywall repair method: your working area is much smaller. When you use mesh tape on top of the
drywall you end up with the large working area and then later you need to cover it with texture and paint. If you can find the original texture an original
paint this is no issue. But if you can’t find them like in my case the smaller the area means that the smaller noticeable imperfections after the repair. Second advantage is that you can provide additional reinforcements inside
the wall by putting mesh tape inside the wall and mixing it with drywall Spackle: you provide additional strength inside the wall this is especially useful if you
are trying to repair loose drywall anchors: you can’t move drywall anchors to a different spot they need to specifically repair them in one particular spot in drywall. Now let’s look at how you can fix fry wall holes with this method step-by-step to
complete this repair who will be using 6-inch drywall knife drywall patch Spackle and drywall mesh tape. All links to the tools
needed are in the description of the video make sure to check them out
first step in the process is to do an assessment of what you’re dealing with
check for wires and make sure they’re not in the way I had open low-voltage
wires since the hole in this example was
created from removal of old humidifier control I ended up applying electrical
tape on open wires and hiding them inside the hole
in this tutorial we’ll be covering how to patch holes for up to one inch in
diameter if the hole is under 1/2 inch you can just apply patching drywall spackle without adding drywall mesh tape holes shown in the example is about one inch
in diameter and I needed to provide some reinforcement for the spackle and mesh
tape is a perfect for that after I inserted the mesh tape into the
hole I covered it with the drywall patch
spackle using drywall knife after that I left it to dry out overnight
manufacturer mentioned that it’s a quick dry spackle and it can dry in about 30
minutes maybe does in some other regions of the country but unfortunately didn’t
work for me and from experience I had was this back out I had to wait at least
three hours so I just decided to left it overnight to let it dry and then the
last step in the process is you want to lightly sand that next day apply texture
paint and then the final paint coat to match the original color of the wall some helpful tips you can clean up
leftovers of drywall patch spackle with the wet paper towel once speckle dries
out you can only use sending paper to create finish look but it creates a mess
if you use paper towel though 15 to 20 minutes after you apply the patch while
spackle is still wet this way you can avoid mess created by sending another
tip is to do multiple application of the patch first would be a draft application
and second would be a finished one when you do you first patch the hole may not
blend perfectly was the wall leave it to dry out overnight and let you draft
patch hardened you can make another code of patch next day to create smooth
surface and make it blend with existing drywall much better this concludes our
tutorial wish you all the best and good luck on your project
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7 thoughts on “How to Quickly Patch a Hole in Drywall – Mesh Tape Trick

  1. Helpful for me, didn't know what to use to reinforce holes this size. I would use a hot 20 minute mud here, 4" knife, and then finish with a 12-14" knife. and a hawk. I have a commercial repair job coming up, that has lots of holes this size from equipment that was relocated. Good stuff.

  2. 😡My house was raided by swat and they punched out all the holes I patched up through out the years. Found nothing! 😂🤣

  3. Ugh, for the Love of God, don't do this. Everything related to mesh repairs fall apart with sanding, and you lose the flush look if you don't sand enough. Also, most drywall holes are larger on the hidden side making patches inherently weak when pushed on (I don't care how much mesh you use).

    I find this easy:

    1. Take small piece of thin board (paint stirrer piece) with string tied around middle
    2. Insert into hole.
    3. While pulling on string (it holds board up tight against the inside of the drywall), drill pilot hole through plaster straight through mini-board underneath. Small enough for the 1" screw you're going to use to grab, but not enough to split the wood.
    4. Hand tighten 1" wood screw or similar through pilot hole. This pulls the board on one side tightly to drywall. Repeat other side.

    Results: MUCH stronger backing actually screwed to drywall. Screws will counter sink naturally into drywall. Patch hole (and screw indents), sand to your hearts content….nothing will weaken with sanding. FLAWLESS.

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