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How to Repair a Hole in Your Drywall

Posted on 17 February 2020 by admin (0)

So you just found out that there is a hole in your drywall. Well, having a hole in the drywall can be frustrating considering the cost and difficulty of repairing it. But don’t worry! You don’t have to call a professional to fix a simple hole. If you want to save money you can do it yourself. Here are some tips you can follow on how to repair a hole in your drywall.

Scrape the edges

Scrape the surface of the hole or dent using a putty knife. Check the edges if they are smooth enough for the spackle. Run the straight edges of the putty knife over the hole a few times to ensure that the surface adhere to the spackle. Make sure there aren’t chips on the edges.

Bevel the edges  

If the hole is small, you can bevel the edges using a hammer knife. Just tap gently around the outer edges of the hole in one direction to prevent further damages. Do not hammer too hard as might cause a larger hole. Create a slope on the edges to allow you to fill it with spackle better.

Apply a spackle 

Scoop some spackle from the container and apply it on the hole. Gently fill the hole with a spackle and scrape it. Apply as much spackle as needed to fill the hole completely. Since your wall is made of wood, it is best to use a latex spackle for best results. Also consider using a paintable spackle if you think you want to repaint your wall later on. If there is an excess paste, you can remove it by scraping with your putty knife.

 Smooth the spackle 

Smooth the spackle with the edges of your putty knife to blend it on the wall. You don’t want your spackle creating a bulging effect so you need to flatten it. Make multiple passes in different directions to ensure it is flattened and smooth on the edges. Allow the spackle to dry overnight.

 Spray a layer of texture over the spackle

If you want to match the texture of the spackle to the surrounding drywall, you can take a can of wall texture, and spray all over the spackle. If your wall is a little old, you can spray your entire wall and the spackle so they can blend together. Sometimes, when your wall is old and you only spray the spackled area, it will end up brighter than your wall. Make sure to adjust the nozzle on the can of wall texture to achieve a perfect blend.