So I traced the hole template where the can was SUPPOSED to go on the ceiling. And used my drywall saw to cut a perfect hole……the trick here is to keep the circle of drywall that falls from the hole……
Then I disconnected the can light and reconnected it in the proper place…pretty easy, since I have plenty of experience installing these things by now.
Then on to patching the old hole….since it has been established that I never throw anything away.. I grabbed a scrap piece of cedar from the garage and slipped it into the ceiling…attaching it to the drywall on either side of the hole with drywall screws ( have to make sure my screws are just slightly below the surface so I can skim over them. )
OK, remember that circle of drywall I saved a minute ago? Well, it gets screwed directly into the board that is right through the opening…..how easy is this?
I use spackle that starts out pink……
and dries to white…spackle, dry, light sanding, and over again spackle, dry, light sanding…..
The last step is a small skimming of joint compound…sanding…then ceiling paint. Finished……
I’ve never seen anyone use a scrap piece of wood to patch drywall before ..But apparently, this is how it’s done. It’s brilliantly simple. OOOH yeah, the ceiling paint totally covered that nasty smudge in the upper right as well.
Well you’re just handier than Shiva at a circle jerk.
James, I just think that this so funny!
Well … Aren’t you handier than Shiva at a circle jerk ?
We’re going to have to hire you one of these days J.
You did a really great job, can’t even tell there was ever a hole in the first place. Great drywall repair project, thanks for sharing!
Thank you. I was quite proud of that work as well.