this is a instructable to help you cover that ugly and damaging board up without having to undo hours of work. what you will accomplish during this chore is crating a patch to cover the area that will "float" over the crack, giving it the appearance of perfection, without using a ton of putty to fill it in totally. this is best done on areas that will not see a ton of wear and tear, aka roofs, if it is a normal wall that has damage, see my other instrucable please, it will help!
now my problem was that the people that originally built my house didnt know what the hell they were doing, (see my other instructable where a random hole was cut in the wall for cold air to come in from my furnace) so, this room that this is in is a former storage room that is being converted into a larger bathroom. it is actually kinda smart idea, but not this instrucable.
this piece of drywall was up there already (along with that one beside it that is upside down, (sadly cant flip it cause its the light cut one, would have to replace it, and i am cheap....)
i put up my narrowed entrance and this piece that was not properly installed and damaged, snapped and shattered and rained calcium down on me.
so now i show you how to fix it without replacing everything...
what you will need
0: Basic knowledge on drywall compound aka mudding and taping
1: self adhesive drywall tape
3: putty knife
4: paper drywall tape
5: bucket of water
7: dry wall compound (i also call it mud)