Repair Drywall Hole Where There Are No Studs to Screw In To

If you have a hole in drywall that you need to fill but the hole doesn’t span two studs, you won’t have anything to screw the new drywall in to. In this case, just

  1. cut a piece wood furring strip (or drywall) that is longer than the hole but narrower so that it can fit inside the hole
  2. if there’s not enough clearance to hold the wood strip with your hand, drive a screw into the center of it so that you can grab onto it
  3. drive a screw through the existing drywall into the sacrificial drywall so that the sacrificial drywall is secure
  4. cut a new piece of drywall that fits the opening and secure it to the sacrificial drywall using screws