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Patching a Large Hole in Drywall

A useful method for the broad area is to repair the hole with clips.
Clips Spaced Around Large Hole Perimeter

Mounting with Clips

To get the hole in the wall closed with some regard to convenience, drywall clips are among the more recent patching techniques. Before beginning you will want to make sure that the thickness levels of the clips and drywall being patched do in fact agree. If you have not already done so review patching a large hole in drywall.

a) After measuring, marking, and cutting the patch piece of drywall, then transferring the dimensions around the hole that is penetrating the drywall - cut the opening
Screw on Patch and Tape Drywallslightly larger to fit. Now with the hole squared open it is ready for the clips to be attached.

b) Slide the clips over the drywall, with the hole perforations on the backside. Position clips on each side of the opening, parallel on each side, and spacing these not too distant from the open corners in favor of support.

If the clips came with screws, confirm that the thread has sufficient coarseness to pull in the replacement drywall sheet without stripping. This is a main complaint of applying clips - their inability to grab screws given the marginal designs of some brands.

Apply Mudd
c) Apply the tape of your choice and then follow
the skimming and sanding procedure for finishing
a hole repair patch
through to completion.

Which is nornally done in two steps.

Clips are made for a slip on application, with the clip and drywall matching thicknesses, to establish a quick level to work against. There is no sawing of backers.

The screw mounting plates are often hyper-sensitive to stripping. Once stripped, and perhaps with other screws already driven, removal isn't exactly a snap.

See Also
Mudding / Taping Tips Finishing

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