This month’s Tech Tip is supplied by Pro-Patch Systems Inc.

This patented repair patch is aluminum, perforated and self-adhesive. It is designed to make short work of patching holes in walls. The patch will not rust or blister, and the perforations allow the drywall compound to flow through the patch.

Clean the area to be patched, sanding or smoothing any rough edges.

Remove liner and apply patch to

cover hole.

Apply joint compound over patch, feathering edges outward. Let dry to compound manufacturer’s instructions.

Apply second coat of compound, feathering edges outward. Let dry and sand smooth.