Step 2: Prep the hole

cutting an X in the drywall hole
Photo: David Carmack
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Use a drywall saw to cut from the edge of the hole to each corner of the outline. Score along the outline with a utility knife. Snap back the drywall pieces inside the outline, then cut each one free with the knife.
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    Tools List

    • drywall saw
      Drywall saw
    • drywall taping knife
      12-inch taping knife
    • six-inch taping knife
      6-inch taping knife
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • ratcheting screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • sand paper
      Sander paper

    Shopping List

    1. WINDOW SCREENING

    2. DRYWALL

    3. JOINT COMPOUND

    4. SCREWS

    5. WOOD STRAPPING