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Gyproc Plasterboard Patches various sizes 12 Pack (2 x 50mm, 5 x 100mm & 5 x 150mm))

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Cut a piece of plasterboard that is slightly narrower than the hole but an inch or so longer top and bottom. Screw in a long screw in the middle of the patch; this will be used to position the patch in place. Add as much filler as you need to until the hole is filled flush with the surface of the wall. Use the trowel to get the surface as flat as possible. Due to the nature of plasterboard and in a similar way hollow doors, they can become damaged quite easily. Finally, always follow the paint manufacturer’s recommendation, apply a primer or sealer before decorating.

The final stage to this repair is to fill the hole with a suitable filler such as Polyfilla or the like. Once mixed (or the tub is open if you have a pre-mixed version), scoop out a lump using a small trowel and apply it to the hole, using the trowel to completely fill the area of the hole by pushing into the corners. Gyproc EasiFill 20 has a working time of 20 minutes and the second coat can be applied after 40 minutes. Gyproc EasiFill 45 has a working time of 45 minutes and the second coat can be applied after 80 minutes. Time saving and mess free compared to traditional methods of filing a hole with newspaper and building up layers with filing compoundAnother way to fill a hole in plasterboard is to enlarge the hole first to make a square of a suitable size. Then cut two battens (19 x 38mm timber will suffice) and make sure they are 100mm longer than the size of the square you have cut. Use a digital stud detector to locate studs, noggins and joists in walls and ceiling (Image credit: Getty Images) Can I Use Caulk To Fill Holes?

Feed a batten into the hole and twist it so it is either upright or horizontal and one third of the distance either up or down or across the hole. Make sure you have a 50mm overhang either side of the hole.

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Apply the filler by working it into the holes of the patch and towards the edge. Feather out at least 50mm beyond the edges of the patch to create a smooth, seamless finish. Leave to set for a minimum 30 minutes. For larger holes locate the joists either side of the hole in the ceiling and mark the middle with a straight pencil line and create a rectangle around the hole. Cut out and add two noggins to bridge the gap between the joists. Caulk can’t really be sanded down so you need to get it as smooth as possible. For any larger holes you are much better served by a more suitable filler. How Do You Fill Screw Holes In Plasterboard? Now that you have squared up the hole, the next job is to make a patch. You can either use a scrap piece of plasterboard or timber. Now you will need a piece of plasterboard to fill the hole. Ideally this needs to be thinner than the current plasterboard. Measure and cut to fill the hole. Fix in place against the noggins with plasterboard screws or nails.

The two main repair methods can be found below: Repairing a Plasterboard Hole Using a Piece of Plasterboard or Timber Now draw two lines across the gap to create a rectangle around the hole. Cut out the existing plasterboard with a sharp Stanley knife or use a small jab saw. As you will need to do a bit of cutting, before you start this, firstly run over the area around the hole with a wire detector to make sure there aren’t any wires, pipes or other items that you may accidentally cut through. Artex Caulker (250mm ) helps to fill joints and create smooth finishes or any suitable jointing knifeOnce dry, you can gently rub down the plaster or filler, and then paint the repaired area to match the surrounding wall. How to Fill Large Holes in Plasterboard With the batten positioned screw it in place through the front of the plasterboard making sure the screw heads go below the skim of plaster on the board. Do this with both battens and then cut a square of plasterboard to fit in the hole. This can be screwed to the battens with drywall screws and the square plastered together with the 4 screw holes for the battens.

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