Umbrella Patch

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After trying to bring a desk down the stairs single-handedly and knocking a three-inch hole in the drywall, I needed an easy solution. Surveying the many options at the hardware store led me to choose Duck Umbrella Patch for about $7.00.

The device goes through the hole like a folded umbrella; once inside, it is opened and a center ratchet is levered against the far wallboard, thus creating a tight fit into which drywall compound can be placed and allowed to dry before final finishing. Very elegant yet simple solution!

-- Bruce Bradford  

Duck Umbrella Patch
6″x9″ patch
$7

Available from Amazon

Manufactured by Duck Brand