How Do You Patch Cracks In Drywall?
Cracks can form in drywall for a variety of reasons. House settling and improper drywall finishing methods are among the top reasons why hairline cracks will form. Another reason drywall cracks form is extreme heat and cold. A few tools and supplies are needed to fix medium to large cracks, while hairline cracks can be remedied easily. Lay down some plastic or towels around the work area to prevent messes that may occur while repairing the crack. Clean out debris from the crack line with a utility knife and indent the crack with the edge of the hammer’s head. Use a light tapping motion up and down both sides of the crack to indent the crack properly. Hammer in drywall nails every 3 to 4 inches on both sides of the crack if the area needing repair is along a stud. Make sure the nail heads are driven in to the wallboard so that they are not protruding from the surface. Cut a length of drywall tape that will cover the crack and set it to the side. Use your putty knife to scoop out some jo
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