Plasterboard Repairs: Repairing the holes in Plasterboard walls and hollow doors

Repairing holes in plasterboard and hollow doors requires precession and proper tools. For plasterboard repairs, you need tools, materials, and skills. However, every hole is different from others. Especially hollow doors are the most difficult ones. In this guide, we will walk you through the whole process of repairing holes in the plasterboard, from enlarging the holes to placing the adhesives for filling it and giving a finishing job. So without further ado, let’s dive into the details.

The fragile nature of the plasterboard and hollow doors makes it prone to damages. The holes can appear even if you slightly hit it when you move some furniture. It is also true for the hollow doors; the void in the door’s centre makes them easily damageable.

Another factor that complicates this problem is this void is impractical to fill with any filler. Since there is nothing to which it will stick to we will need more than fillers. 

“The first step in the plasterboard repairs is cutting the edges to give it a square shape. When doing so, make sure you cut the edges up to the part there are cracks.”

Using a piece of plasterboard to do the repairs: Precautionary checks before you start plasterboard repairs:

Before you start cutting the plasterboard for repairs, make sure there are no wires, pipes, or other sensitive items that may be accidentally cut. You can use a wire detector or any other such tool for this purpose.

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Slice up the plasterboard hole into a square:

The first step in the plasterboard repairs is cutting the edges to give it a square shape. When doing so, make sure you cut the edges up to the part there are cracks. You can use a pad saw or hobby knife for that purpose.

Slice up the repair patch:

Since you have widened the hole, you need to use the plasterboard of the same size that fits in properly. For that purpose, you should measure and cut the patch. Make sure that it passes through the hole. 

Screw into the centre of the patch:

At this stage, you should drill the centre of the patch and screw it. The screw will help position the patch until it dries. Upon the drying of the patch, you will have to push it out into the wall void. 

Adding Adhesiveness:

To make sure that the patch stays in its place, add some adhesive to it. Apply the adhesive all around the patch. You can use any heavy-duty construction adhesive.

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Placing the patch in the hole:

Hold the pitch from the screw and tilt it inside the hole. Divide it properly so that the patch holds firmly. Give gentle pressure when moving the adhesive so that the bond firmly stays with the wall.

Leave the patch for a while so that it can dry off. After that, you can push out the screw into the wall void. Then you’ll have to leave it for another 24 hours to dry off completely.

Filling the hole to complete your plasterboard repairs:

After the adhesive dry’s off, you need to fill the hole with a decent filler. Use the trowel tool for this purpose. After you fill the surface, use the same trowel tool to make the surface flat.

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