Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Stacey Does its job
I used this patch when I removed the ugly old ceramic towel and TP holders in the bathrooms in favor of updated brushed nickel fixtures. As anyone knows who has removed the old ceramic fixtures, they leaving a gaping hole in your wall. After applying the patch, adding a drywall compound, sanding, adding a tad more compound when I thought I sanded too much, and then sanding again, I realized that with the metal plate in your wall, no amount of sanding will ever make it completely flush with the wall. On top of that, you will never be able to hang anything on the wall in the repaired area, as you cannot anchor anything on the metal plate. Luckily, our walls are textured, so the small "bump" in the wall is not as noticeable after wall texturizer is applied, but I would not recommend using this if you have smooth walls. You're better off getting a small section of drywall and cutting it to fit.
September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bwat Thick Fix, Multple Coats, Wide Feathering
The combination of the mesh over the sheet of metal makes for a noticeable bulge.
I cut the paper off of the wallboard to fit the metal (which us about the thickness of the metal), then sanded the surrounding wallboard with the first hokey little cardboard sanding "block" (just like the instructions say, which worked surprisingly well) where the mesh would extend onto. I dusted off the wall and the "patch" adhered just fine.
Admittedly, I used the same little cardboard sanding thing as before to go over my mud (they provide a second one, but now I've got a handy little spare).
Ended up with a bit of a bulge in the wall, even having recessed the metal panel; it may be more obvious if I hadn't done that!
I picked up the 6x6 version also, but was able to turn the patch and cover the hole with this 4x4!
June 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by noname Awful
I had used patch kits before (3M from Lowe's) so I knew what I was doing. I followed the directions. This was left in its entirety but did stick properly to the wall and more compound had to be applied, 2 coats. I was left with a visible mess despite several coats and sanding and painting. I have yet to find an HDX product that is of a good quality and now know better to stick with name brands as I had used previously.
May 28, 2016