It’s easy to make a mistake when measuring and marking the location of electrical outlets on drywall.

To prevent this from happening, coat the edge of the outlet box with brightly colored lipstick.

Then, position the sheet of wallboard in place, and push it firmly up against the outlet box.

This transfers the lipstick to the drywall, leaving an outline of the box on the back of the sheet.

Using a drywall keyhole saw, cut around the outside of the line.

Finally, slide the sheet of drywall in place for a perfect fit every time.

Watch the video above for more information

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Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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