Prest-On makes several drywall repair products, including the Insta-Back. Available in both 1/2″ and 5/8″ sizes, these products are pretty clever. I cannot tell you how many times I have cobbled together a make-shift wood backing to screw plaster board to. It has almost always been a frustrating experience of sizing wood to the hole and then trying to screw it in place without messing up even more wall. The Insta-Back provides an elegant solution by creating a firm attachment point at each side. The clips that hold the metal backing in place during install simply bend right off, for a nice, obsessively clean solution even I would be proud of. The Insta-Back is available in a homeowner’s kit complete with the drywall (around $15), a plumbers pack with 50 clips and 100 screws (around $17), or in packs of 200 (around $40), for those of you with anger management issues and way too many holes in your walls.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.