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Question DetailsAsked on 10/3/2013

How much does it cost to repair a 3'x3' hole in the wall caused by plumbing repair?

Our bathroom is adjacent to our kitchen. The plumber had to carve a 3'x3' hole in our kitchen wall to repair the leaking pipe in our bathroom sink. How much should it cost to repair and paint this hole in our kitchen wall? I believe we have the paint that is needed.

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Commercially, about $100 for the repair, plus another $100-150 for the paint (high cost because of number of trips as each application dries).

This is a pretty easy do it yourself job if you are at all into home repairs, if you check out some videos on how to do drywall repairs. Would need some drywall the right thickness (maybe $8-14 for a full sheet, sometimes stores have broken sheets they will sell cheap or give away), a quart of drywall compound, some drywall screws, some drywall tape, utility knife and straight edge, some 100-180 grit sandpaper, a taping knife, and primer and paint and brush.

You can cut the hole back to the center of the next stud on each side, and put a piece of 1x4 or 2x4 inside the hole (1x easier to fit in), half-overlapping the top and bottom edges and held in place with drywall screws through the existing drywall, to fasten to. Another alternative is to just cut the hole square, use drywall screws to fasten three pieces of 1x4 or 2x4 across the inside of the hole and as long as you can make them and still get them in the hole - one half overlapping the edges top and bottom, and one across the middle. This provides back support for the 3x3 patch piece which you then cut to fit in the hole, screw it to the 1x4's, bevel cut the drywall edges for the taping, then mud and tape it, do sanding and final mudding coats, sand, prime, and paint.

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