We have a wall in our house that needs repair--it has a gash in the drywall, about two feet long, a few inches wide. Is it easy to replace a section that's about 16" wide (so I could put the seams over the studs) and then tape/mud/paint it? Or is this a case of ripping out an entire sheet and putting in a new one (and not have to worry about matching a variety of seams).
Hi Rudy64, This sounds like damage that you'll want to repair by cutting out a section from stud to stud. I normally map out the section with pencil on the damaged wall,creating a rectangle that I will cut from fresh wall board.For example, you may be looking at something like (2) 4"x16"x4".Cut out the damage,cut the new pieces and check the fit.Trim as needed then finish with screws, tape, and compound.Of course,you could replace the entire board as well,but I prefer to keep these jobs as small as possible.
[This message has been edited by Matches (edited October 19, 2002).]