Once the hole is cut, use a saw to cut two strips of wood about two inches taller than your patch. These should bridge the hole.
Fasten the backing strips with drywall screws on both sides of the hole. These backing strips will reinforce the patch for this hole.
Step 7: Test Fit
Test fit the patch.
If it's tight or doesn't fit, use a rasp to shave down the edges to reduce its size.
Step 8: Fasten Patch with Screws
Insert the patch and fasten it using drywall screws.
Step 9: Add Joint Compound and Tape
Seal the patch by adding joint compound and tape.
Step 10: Sand and Paint
Use a sanding sponge to sand until the area is smooth.
Use a paint roller to paint the patched area so that it blends with the rest of the wall.
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