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Sounds like you tore off some of the paper on the face of the drywall. This is cosmetic damage and if it wasn't over a seam it doesn't need tape. Scrape the glue (go ahead and damage the wall a little), apply spackle, sand it, (repeat?), paint. Anywhere with crumpled up paper sticking-out (will not sand flat) needs to be bashed in (using the corner on the ...


I've filled large gaps in new installation drywall as my house is old, not square, and has some very unusual shapes. They've stood up 20 years without issue. If there is backing behind the drywall, such as a stud, just start filling it in. Let it dry between coats. If you have a situation where there is no backing such as between wall studs, start by ...

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