Step 5: Attach the patch

attach the drywall patch
Photo: David Carmack
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Align the arrow on the patch with the X on the wall, then press the patch firmly against the adhesive. Drive two screws, staggered, through the patch and into the strapping.
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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