Step 4: Add strapping

Add a piece of strapping
Photo: David Carmack
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Cut a piece of 1x3 wood strapping 6 inches longer than the height of the hole. Squeeze a bead of construction adhesive along one face of the strapping. Without touching the adhesive, carefully insert the strapping into the hole with the adhesive facing out. Pull the strapping firmly against the damaged drywall and drive two screws, in a staggered pattern, through the drywall and into both ends of the wood. Take care to stop the screwheads when they're just below the surface of the wall but not deep enough to tear through the paper.
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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