Easiest wall FIX EVER!
welcome to paws toolbox today I'm going to cover a very simple and inexpensive way to fix a hole in your
wallI had fur downs right here that I pulled out and I patched up this little part right here I'm not concerned with floating this part out because when I build my cabinets on top of these like I did on the other side of my kitchen they will be above this line anyway and no one will see it but I'm going to pop some holes in it and I'll float it out just to show you how it's done so we'll take right here knock a decent little hole in there now if I had a larger hole we could fix that too it's not much to it so I'm gonna have a larger hole over here okay and over here I'll just pop a small hole I have a stud here so I know I'll miss it alright simple fixes let's get on it what you're going to need is a piece of dry
wallyou can find scrap pieces of dry
walljust about anywhere if you go drive around and you look at a new construction area you can pick up all kinds of scrap pieces if not you can go to your local hardware store and they sell two by two pieces two feet by two feet half inch thick or three-eighths it doesn't matter if you have a three-eighths piece you can patch a half inch hole in the
wallwith this type of patch you're not going to be able to do it other ways you'd have to have the exact match but with this type of patch it doesn't matter I'm going to use a hole saw for this this is a bi-metal...
hole saw you don't necessarily need a really good one like this you can get a very inexpensive one at your local hardware store or you can get a whole kit at Harbor Freight for probably fifteen sixteen dollars and that will go from three-quarter inch all the way up to four and a half or maybe even five inches this right here is a four and a half inch hole saw what I'm going to do is take my dry
wallflip it upside down I'm bringing it in a couple of inches that's all I need to do right there it puts a hole in the center part but you don't have to worry about that hole that fills up real easily what I'll do is score it all the way across the first time it doesn't have to be perfect then you can flip your piece over and take this piece right here and hit it and if you cut it from the backside all you're doing is cutting the paper and it pops off now I have my circle here and I have a lip that can go all the way around what I'm going to do is take my razor blade and just put some score marks on it you're just going to cut the paper you don't have to go deep right from the ridge right from the cut on out because this is a circle and not a square you need to do this in order to break it now this can break really easily I'll just push it around and I'll take my first piece and peel it off take these I can break it here and pull them off little sections at a time if it tears any of the paper on the outside of it no big deal...
you've got plenty of paper there to work with so pull these off now I have what you call a butterfly patch I'll clean this part up just a little bit right here because you want to make sure that all the dry
wallon this part is off so it sits flush not a big deal it's easy to clean off this piece right here break off all right this is going to go right into a hole and I'm going to show you how to make it perfect if you wanted to trim this round you can with scissors just taking clean it up some okay if I go inside and I try to put this in a hole on my dry
wallI'm not going to have a pilot right here a pilot hole for it to start off on and it's going to want to jump around what I'll do is get a little bitty piece of wood and you can keep this with your your plugs you can make a whole pile of plugs different sizes if you want it doesn't cost anything once you have this and what you're going to do is drill a hole in this this will be my template so I'll take my saw and just drill a hole right here close to the end now that I have my hole I can go on my
wallset this where I wanted to and put this in here and get a nice clean hole without it jumping around so I'm going to go ahead and make a larger one because I am going to need two sizes I'll put two different holes in there this is a pretty big hole saw to be using with this little drill but I love this little drill so I use it a lot there you go now we have two templates on here...
we're going to do the same thing flip it over and I'm going to put a hole right on the edge here like I said I don't want to tear the paper on the other side same thing you want to cut this at least an inch and a half to two inches away to leave yourself paper room in case anything tears you can trim it so if you want to go two and a half inches that's fine but I usually go an inch and a half to two inches I'm just eyeballing it on here because that's all I need to do I'll take this and cut it we're going to trim this up a little bit need that much alright now that we have this we do the same thing the good thing about this too is when you take this bit and you make that cut on the other part of the
wallyou're going to lose the thickness of this so that gives it room to slide in there the thickness of the bleed is going to make a little bit larger hole when you go to do it from the outside so this slips right in easily you're going to use regular dry
wallmud for this now when you mix your mud which you have to do you n
everjust take it out of the bucket and put it on the
wallbecause you're going to have little bubbles in there and they're going to pop and you're going to have air bubbles little little bitty pits all over so what you want to do is whip it up if you don't have a cake mixer or anything like that that you can use to do this with you can just take it and scoot it back and forth on your pan and that will...
soften it up and make it creamy that's what you want you want to get all that air out of it and make it creamy just like that I'll take my pattern set right on the center of that hole and like I said that pilot is not going to have anything to grab to that's why you make this template so you start off a little bit on the outside of it that's it you just get your drill running and then you just hit it now we can put our plug in there and you can see how that goes here's our plug this hole is slightly larger than the plug so it fits right in just like that now if you don't want to make a template like this if you don't have a little piece of wood you can always take that extra piece of scrap dry
wallthat you have and put a hole in that and make your template out of that so we'll go ahead and drill this hole switch the tips real quick we'll set the dry
wallright up on the center of that hole and this is a much larger hole saw so it's going to want to grab that's why you want to get a little bit of a spin on it before you touch it in there so we'll get it in the hole once it starts it's easy Street here we go this one's ready for this plug this is what I love about butterfly patches you can take 3/8 inch 1/2 inch or even 3/4 inch dry
walland fill a plug in here on your
wallthis is 1/2 inch right here but if I had 3/8 I could fill it with 1/2 inch of 3/4 and vice versa the reason is you're making a butterfly patch...
it's not touching anything behind it I don't have to put a piece of wood or anything behind this this is going to hold it and what makes it strong is the fact that you're putting mud all in here and I'm going to show you in one second we fill that up with mud and then when we push this in it fills just about all of that gap then when you flow it over it it's strong so let's go ahead and take some mud and put in there all right what I'll do is make sure I'll cover all these edges it can look sloppy it can be a big blob it does not matter you don't have to be a pro at that now once you get all of that field you want to take and skip around the edges so let's go ahead skim the whole thing and you can put it kind of thick I'm not worried about going thick with it because I am going to dampen up my plug and it's going to make this stuff mousse out all right I take a damp rag and I wet this all around once this is wet it's going to help push the mud out that's on the edges here so I can float it so I'll put it right in that hole and all of that it's going to bond together when it dries we'll take this I hold one in while our feather outward and it gets it really tight and by wetting this it allows it to stick tight on the
walland suction on there and it pushes out the excess mud if you don't dampen it you have to be a little more careful about pushing the mud out because it can mound underneath there and...
you'll have a big patch or a larger lump right here that you have to float out so you see how easy this is when you wet it you see how tight it is on the
wallnow when I go back to put my skin coat on there I have to put minimal blood on there it's going to be easy to patch take my mud make sure I don't have any trash in it if you pick up any trash from this
wallyou don't want it to get in this mud because it'll leave a track now I can just take skim right over this and I'm gonna put a light skim over it and we'll feather it out some you can use a six inch knife for this whole thing but when I feather over things I like to use a larger knife because it's going to bring it out it is going to make your job easier the wider this knife for the area that you have to work with I can't get a knife that's too big because some places you may not have the room but if you have a wider knife it definitely makes it easier charges and I can let this sit lightly hit the edges and this will be ready to go when you sand it you want to lightly sand it don't push it and make grooves you want to just barely rub on here this is 100 grit sandpaper now if you need to knock something down heavy yeah you can rub it what's your final part you've got to really go over it lightly you don't want to you don't want to go heavy on your final plugs because you really grooves in it all right I'm using a paint and primer all in one by Valspar and...
I'll wipe this down with a little bit of a damp damp towel anything you want like that you just want to make sure you don't have dust all over I'm using the heavy nap roller with this and I'll just roll it right on and you'll see I'll get some close-ups in a few minutes and you can't even tell where it was patched I'm gonna go from I'm gonna go from here all the way over pass the patch so you can get an idea how it look now you see how easy it is to make your own patches and it's a lot cheaper than buying those those little kits don't waste your time on that make your own patches you can keep a bunch of them in your garage if you want put them in a little container and when you need to use them you've got them before I go I just wanted to especially thank all with people in the military who have served this country proudly thank you all happy 4th of July I'll see you on the next project don't forget to subscribe and if you find this useful hit like for me you