Step 1: Materials and Tools:
-Drywall piece large enough to fill the hole (make sure that the drywall piece is the same thickness as the drywall that you are patching)
-Lumber or pieces of Scrap Plywood for supports (large enough to give adequate support)
-Mesh Fiberglass Drywall Tape
-Drywall Compound Knife
-Fine Grit Sand Paper or Drywall Sanding Screen
-Drill (electric or battery powered) with Philips Head Bit
a. Measure and sketch a circle that is to be cut out so that the hole is surrounded completely by the sketch that is to be cut out.
a. Measure and cut a piece of wood support that will fill the back of the hole adequately.
a. Measure and cut a piece of drywall that fits the hole (give or take a gap of about a 1/16 of an inch).
a. Cut a piece of mesh fiberglass tape to cover the crack.
a. Use the compound knife to spread the first coat of compound to fill the crack and the screw holes.
a. After drying use sand paper to smooth the compound so that it is flush with the wall.