Project Overview

A big hole in a plasterboard wall doesn’t have to mean a big repair bill. If you can learn a few basic steps, it is a job you can do yourself. We will teach you how to patch the hole and plaster over the patch to make the hole invisible. 
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Install timber battens behind the large hole in plasterboard
2 Use a piece of plasterboard to cover the large hole
  • Step 1. Install timber battens behind the large hole in plasterboard

    Measure the height of your hole and cut two timber battens that are 200mm longer. This will give you 100mm of overlap on each end. Put the battens into the wall cavity behind the hole and secure them by driving screws through the plaster into the timber overlaps. Use two screws on each end and drive them slightly below the surface of the plasterboard so that they ‘countersink’.
  • Step 2. Use a piece of plasterboard to cover the large hole

    Measure the dimensions of your hole and trim a piece of plasterboard to fit. Hold the trimmed piece on your timber battens and screw it into place. Once again, drive your screws far enough in so that they ‘countersink’ just below the surface.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Circular saw
  • Drill
  • Dust mask
  • Ear muffs
  • Gloves
  • Hammer
  • Hawk
  • Impact driver
  • Jab saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Plaster tape
  • Safety glasses
  • Sandpaper
  • Trimming knife
  • Trowel

Materials

  • 100mm paint scraper
  • 45x90mm structural pine
  • Plaster board
  • Plaster compound
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