11:26AM | 04/24/03
Member Since: 04/23/03
1 lifetime posts
Ummmmmmmm...I sort of goofed. I went up into my attic/crawl space to look at some wiring, and I missed the 2x4 and stepped on the drywall that makes up the ceiling to my family room. I didn't punch a hole all the way through the drywall, but it is cracked and it split where the drywall tape is. Unfortunately, there isn't any wood right there to reattach it to. Can you help me figre out what to do to repair it? Thanks!

Bob Jr

01:03PM | 05/02/03
Member Since: 01/19/03
44 lifetime posts
Add your own 2x4's to the area around or across the crack. Screw the new 2x4 to the existing 2x4's for support. Then screw the drywall to the new 2x4 along the line where it is cracked. Use a utility knife to cut and remove cracked joint compound and tape. Cut back to where it is good. Then put in new tape and joint compound. Put a small amount of mud in the place of the tape, then put tape over it then put small amount of mud over it using a 4 inch wide putty knife.

Let dry for a day, sand it with appropriate material and put another wider coat over it. Sit for a day, and sand again, keep going til it dries and sands into a flat surface like it was before.

Most any home hardware lumber type store will have a book or free guide on repairing drywall.

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