Dry Wall Repair Question
My son accidentally broke one of the bracket/arms of the toilet paper holder that was screwed into the dry wall of my bathroom. The other arm is fine. I have begun to repair the four inch hole that was created by first pushing some insullation into the hole. Then I applied a piece of metal tape with holes in it, then I cut a piece of wood from a small shim and also placed that into the hole for strength. I applied the first coat of joint compound heavily yesterday and now I will begin the sanding process (I'd rather over apply, as I'm just not that good a plasterer). The question I now have is when I'm all said and done and am happy that I have satisfactorily repaired and smoothed out the wall, I then need to "reapply" the left arm toilet paper bracket which holds the arm. The bracket screws into the wall and then a round piece fits over it. This is where I need some guidance. Will screws work in the joint compounded area or could it crack? What do you recommend as far as re attaching the bracket in the same spot? Thank you in advance for your help.