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How to repair sheetrock and cracks in my drywall?


However it happened, a hole in your sheetrock
may seem like a job best left to a professional. But with a little time and a few basic tools,
you can fix it yourself. First, check your wall to ensure it’s structurally
sound. If the drywall is soggy, rippled or damaged in a way that makes your wall weaker,
a patch won’t make much of a difference. But if your wall is in good shape other than
the hole, you’re ready to begin. For small holes less than one inch, you’ll
just need spackle, a putty knife and sandpaper. If you have a hole larger than an inch in
diameter, look for a product that’s formulated not to crack or crumble. You can also buy
kits that include a self-adhesive patch that you place over the hole. Then you simply use
a putty knife to cover the patch lightly with spackle. Once you’ve patched your hole, and let the
spackle dry, you’ll need sandpaper to smooth out the surface. And within a few hours, you
can be ready to paint. Visit your local Westlake Hardware for advice
about your specific project. We’re always here to help.

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