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Need Advice on Patching Drywall

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Dec 5, 2013
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Need Advice on Patching Drywall

Hello. I am in need for some help. I made holes in the wrong space with my 1/2inch drill bit and I want to patch it up. Should I just fill it in with conventional weight mud followed by lightweight mud on the top coat or just use Dap DryDex and fill it in with just DryDex spackle?

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Sep 1, 2005
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Markham
Whatever you got. 1/2inch is small. If I were to do things again, I'd probably buy a bag of dry compound for patching [Sheetrock 45 or 90 per Jeff]. This way it'll last forever - just mix as needed.

go to YT and "Easy Drywall Tricks to Fix Any Mistake" video from Home Renovision.
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That's a tiny hole. Just put tape over it then spackle
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KW
Lol. That’s about a small a hole as possible.

Grab some compound. Apply. Let it harden. Repeat 3 times. Sand. Good as new.

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And prime it before you paint or the spot will show ;-)
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Take the round end of a screwdriver and place it on the hole and hit the other end with a hammer to make a little indent and then use drywall filler.

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