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DAP’s Presto Patch simplifies drywall repair

 

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DAP’s new Presto Patch simplifies structurally sound drywall repairs.

The patch is a circle of half-inch-thick drywall with drywall taping paper attached. You cut out the damaged drywall using a template included with the product, insert the patch and adhere it with joint compound.

The patch is intended for repairing drywall holes that are too big for simple spackling. It comes in two diameters, 3 7 / 8 inches and 6 7 / 8 inches.

The suggested retail prices for Presto Patch are $5.99 to $6.99 for the smaller size and $7.29 to $8.99 for the larger. DAP products are widely available at hardware stores, home centers and mass merchandisers.

ON THE SHELF

Fans of Country Living magazine will love The Little Book of Big Decorating Ideas (Hearst Books, $24.95 in hardcover).

The book is a compilation of photos from the magazine, representing its best tips and decorating advice. They include practically instantaneous transformations, such as clipping artwork to an old-fashioned drying rack or drawing chalk lines on a deck to create an outdoor chess board, as well as bigger undertakings such as hiding a TV above a fireplace or transforming a dresser with wallpaper. Garden ideas are included, too.

Instructions are provided for some of the projects to help you act on your inspiration.

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