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To repair a small hole in drywall, patch the hole with metal drywall patch, a wallboard joint compound, sand the surface, prime and then paint the surface. Use metal drywall patch, a wallboard taping knife, a drywall joi... More »

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An easy way to fix very small holes in drywall is to fill them with spackling or drywall compound. Holes larger than 1/2 inch in diameter require using a piece of drywall along with joint compound for repairs. Fill small... More »

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Repairing a hole in a drywall ceiling is fairly simple and requires some materials and tools that are likely already within the home, such as a screwdriver, screws, a patch of drywall and a utility knife. At most, this p... More »

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To paint over unprimed wallboard, sandpaper the surface to make it rough, wash the wall, tape the trim and paint the wall. Without primer, use self-priming paint or an extra coat of regular paint. More »

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To repair drywall, cut a piece of drywall that is large enough to cover the damaged area, remove the damaged drywall, and secure the patch to a board placed behind the hole in the drywall. Cover the patched area with joi... More »

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To repair cracks in a drywall, cut out an outline to the depth of the crack on both sides of the crack, fill the crack with an all-purpose joint compound, and allow the compound to dry. Sand and paint the surface to comp... More »

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Applying a dark paint over drywall or over a previously light-painted surface requires an average of two coats, according to Zenith Home Painting. When covering a darkly painted surface or scuffed or otherwise damaged dr... More »

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