Dry wall repairs can be as simple as a light weight patch for a nail hole from a picture frame, to a removal and replacement of a section of ceiling due to a water leak. To make a proper repair of a hole the size of a softball, you have to remove the damaged drywall area from stud to stud add a space here (all walls are built on a 16 take the space away here" studded framework). Then you would cut a replacement piece of drywall, attach it using a drywall screw(s), and using drywall mud, cover the screws and the seams. This takes a few coats of mud and in between you have to sand down the excess. Lastly, before you paint you have to match the texture on the wall to mask the repair properly. This can be done using texture in a spray can with the right touch! Paint the area or re-paint the wall a new accent color. Voila beautiful!