Like us, our homes are living, breathing creatures that need a little TLC every now and then. Just as we might stub our toes or nick ourselves shaving, our homes suffer some occasional battle wounds. But recovery calls for little more than a band-aid of sorts. If you're rearranging furniture or hanging artwork, you might wind up with a small hole in your drywall, but no worries, treatment is simple with a little first aid. To fix the hole, all you'll need is a putty knife, some sandpaper, an adhesive repair patch with a reinforced metal center, paint, tack cloth, and spackle. To be home schooled in how to repair a hole, read more.
Here's how, from Barbara K!:
- First off remove any loose or rough plaster with the sandpaper or putty knife.
- Then, generously coat the hole with spackle, and let dry.
- Apply another layer of spackle.
- Once it has completely dried, smooth down the surface with your sandpaper.
- Cut your adhesive repair patch to fit over the hole.
- Then smooth spackle over the patch and hole using the putty knife, and let dry.
- Then, smooth the area down again with sandpaper, until the surface is flat.
- If there is any residue, wipe it off with your tack cloth.
- Then, touch up the wall with a little paint. Fini!