Basic Tips to Repair Ceiling Holes

You need more than just duct tape to fix a hole in the ceiling.
To properly repair ceiling holes:
+ No matter how big the whole, be careful and look out for wires for ceiling fans and lighting fixtures.
+ For drywall holes that are very small, use a spackling compound and drywall knife to prevent them from turning into bigger holes.
+ Larger holes, up to about a foot can be repaired using the same materials, plus a plastic mesh patch.
+ Very large holes are harder, as they may require replacing the entire sheet of drywall with a new sheet.
For more detailed instructions on fixing a hole in the ceiling.
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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.