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Repairing Drywall

Techniques for fixing everything from popped screws to big holes

An experienced drywall contractor explains how to make a number of repairs to gypsum drywall, from filling cracks to repairing water-damaged ceilings and patching up old electrical-box openings. Sidebars cover different types of joint compound and techniques for blending patched areas with the rest of the wall or ceiling.

From Fine Homebuilding122 , pp. 64-69