©2006 Publications International, Ltd.Secure a backing board on the inside of the wall to bracethe patch; then coat the edges of the patch with spacklingcompound and set it into place in the hole.

Fixing a Large Drywall Hole

Step 3: Use spackling compound or wallboard joint compound as glue to hold patch in place. Spread compound on back of drywall patch and around edges. Set patch into hole and adjust it so it's exactly even with surrounding wall. Hold it in place until compound starts to set. Let compound dry at least overnight.

Step 4: Once compound is dry, fill patch outline and cover exposed screw heads with spackling or joint compound. Let dry, lightly sand area, prime, and paint.Now you should be ready to tackle those unsightly holes.©Publications International, Ltd.