Re: Repairing Plaster Board
1 - If the metal rings are flush to the surface of the wall, then you're good to go, if they are proud they need to be removed.
2 - Cut some lengths of 1x2 as backing rod for the patch. You can either install them around the perimeter of the hole or across the opening, your choice. For anything smaller than 4" a single stick lengthwise across the opening will suffice, for larger holes two sticks or go around the perimeter of the opening.
3 - Install the sticks with drywall screws, careful not to damage the edge of the hole. Pre drill if necessary.
4 - Cut your patch material, drywall is the preferred material, to fit the opening. You can use multiple layers of different thicknesses or cut spacer shims from scrap wood.
5 - Spacer material can be "glued" in place with a dab or two of drywall compound while you are placing the finished piece. Screws through the whole "sandwich" will keep everything in place.
6 - Tape with fiber joint tape (easiest to use ) and joint compound. It will take at least 3 layers of compound to finish out the joint properly. Sand or sc**** with a drywall knife between coats to smooth and remove lumps/bumps.
7 - Texture to match as close as possible.
8 - Apply two coats of a good primer to the patched area, Zinnser Bull's Eye 123 is a good product.
9 - Apply one coat of paint to the patched area, then repaint the entire wall to blend the whole thing together.
10 - Sit back, crack a cold one, and admire your work.
11 - Repeat step 10 until you feel the work has been properly admired.
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