As part of my ongoing bathroom renovation activities, I’m moving the light fixture. This means I need to make a new hole in one wall and to patch the old hole in the the other wall.
It’s a little tricky to patch a wall when the hole isn’t near any studs, but it’s not too difficult with a little planning.
Here’s what I do (It’s as easy as one, two, three…, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine!):
1. Locate the hole.
2. Cut a piece of plywood that is a little narrower than the hole.
3. Put a screw near the center of the plywood and use it as a handle to put the plywood in the hole and hold it against the back side of the drywall. (Note: it is best if the screw is closer to one end of the board lengthwise, otherwise it may interfere with getting the board into the hole)
4. Pull on the screw with one hand, while you drive in screws through the drywall and into the ends of the plywood.
5. Remove the center screw from the plywood.