Whether moving furniture, hanging pictures, cleaning, or something else, holes in walls happen to the best of us. Fortunately, small holes are simple and easy to fix. With a little foreknowledge and experience with handyman work, any homeowner can repair a small hole in their drywall. For those who prefer professional assistance, a general contractor is the best solution for drywall repair and can render their services at a price anyone can afford.
Continue reading for a simple summary on how to repair a
small hole in the wall.
Drywall Repair Basics
A small hole is a simple and quick repair when it comes to drywall. The first step to the repair process is to purchase your needed supplies. So, start by making a trip to your local hardware store or home goods store. There, you can find all the supplies you need for drywall repair projects. Pick up some good-quality spackle paste and a putty knife. When it comes to spackle, choose a non-shrinking paste for projects like this. Next, find a clean cloth or towel and a source of clean water. And be sure to wear an apron or old shirt before getting started.
Here are the basic steps for patching a small hole in drywall with these tools and supplies:
Apply a Marble-Sized Amount of Spackle Paste (or less) to the Putty Knife
Administer a Small Amount of Spackle to the Hole
Steadily Smooth Out the Paste with the Putty Knife
Smooth Out Edges of Paste to Camouflage Perfectly with the Wall
Use a Warm Rag to Wipe Off Excess Paste Around the Patch
If an Error Occurs, Start Over with a Bit More Spackle Paste
Allow Paste and Patch to Dry Overnight
Repaint if Necessary
Smaller Holes in the Wall
For “golf ball-sized” holes or larger, different tools and supplies are needed, as well as a separate set of patching instructions. Stay tuned for that information next week! Or call an Indianapolis Drywall Repair contactor for information, advice, and assistance, today.
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