In order to continue to get my garage organized and still feel good about my progress, I had to patch drywall holes for a couple of hours. Having to patch drywall holes is all part of the process of getting my garage organized. At least it is to me.. This post is actually part three of getting my garage organized and part two of repairing drywall. You can check out my drywall repair preparation video if you want the previous steps to what I’m doing in this video. As of this writing, I’ve already finished the paint on this side of the garage so hopefully I can get some new pictures posted of that soon.
I took a “break” in organizing my garage just to patch drywall holes that were accumulated since before i owned the house. Getting organized has been a challenge. I have so many hand tools that I use regularly mixed in with boxes of stuff that never got unpacked to about 7 woodworking projects somewhere between never started to partially finished. Whew.
Getting organized has been a back-burner project because of all the chores associated with getting my garage done. Anyway, since painting the garage is all part of getting organized, I simply had to take care of the drywall repairs too.
The video doesn’t show everything, obviously, but after actually showing how to patch drywall holes of several varieties, I also used drywall mud on numerous nicks and scratches that I don’t even bother showing in the video.
There aren’t a lot of tools required for the type of drywall repairs I perform in this video. I used a small 4 inch putty knife, a 6 inch putty knife, a utility knife with a new blade, a power drill for screws, and a straight edge I bought at Home Depot form around 5 dollars. On bigger jobs, though, I use a 16 inch trough and a 14″ drywall taping knife. I do use the wider taping knife in this video on the large patch.
I usually buy drywall screws in the big 5 pound box for the dramatic price drop when I am hanging drywall regularly, but lately I’ve just been buying the one pound boxes. As a professional handyman, I need to save money by buying in bulk here and there to pull the most profit from my jobs wherever I can, but there really is a problem buying absolutely everything in bulk when your garage also happens to be your workplace. Nevertheless, getting organized is so important and since this last move, I’ve really been slow getting my act together out there.
My next goals for getting my garage organized: The built in shelves need paint and taking everything off those shelves and painting will give me all the reason I need to clear that area out.