Want to get your drywall patch exactly the right size? Cut it after you install it.
Of course, this only works in the right situation: like over windows and doors. But when you can use it, it’s the easiest method to get your drywall patch perfect the first time, every time.
After I installed my workshop door, I was left with some extra space on the left side of the door to drywall up. The easiest thing to do here is to screw a “too large” piece of drywall into place.
This is a piece I had laying around. You don’t need THIS much extra — at least a couple inches oversized so it breaks easily will do the trick.
Now all you have to do is score the back side, using the wall as your straight edge to guide the utility knife.
Break it on your score line and cut through the top paper.
Easy, right? No comments of my “Framing job”, I was filling in 2″ so my 4″ door frame would fit in the 6″ wall.
Hey, you do what you gotta’ do to make what you got laying around –work.
Tags: DIY, Drywall