Help! I need to patch this b4 DH gets home!
I went from a sunken area the size of a quarter
to a 2" dia 1/4" deep hole (there was a void and a little bit of crumbly stuff behind paper)
to a 2" dia 1/2" deep hole (after filling with 20-min setting compound, pressing on it after 2 hrs and finding it still moved and the compound cracked so I dug it out - original gypsum came with it!)
Now I've got nothing but paper (that still moves) separating me from insulation! I need to patch this hole (at least fill it back to 1/4" deep) b4 DH gets home in 3 hrs!
I've read of technique where you cut a piece of drywall a little bigger than the hole, cut away the edges so the gypsum is left in the center the exact same size as hole but paper is left around it (say 1" ring), use mud on back of paper, no tape. Then mud over the whole patch once that's dry. Would that technique work here? Do I leave the original paper even though it's moving?
This doesn't have to look pretty tonight, but it *does* have to look no worse than it did last night (middle picture)! Thanks.