Step 7: Cover the seams

covering seams of drywall patch with joint compound
Photo: David Carmack
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Cut a piece of window screen a few inches longer and wider than the patch, then press it into the compound with the trowel. (The screen prevents cracks from forming between the patch and wall.)
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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