Video: How to Patch a Wall

Did the kids have a little too much fun playing hockey in the basement? Perhaps you didn’t know your own strength with a hammer when trying to hang a picture. Repairing a hole in the wall can be made easy with a few simple tools and tips. Don’t worry – you got this.
 

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How to Patch a Wall

 

Did the kids have a little too much fun playing hockey in the basement? Perhaps you didn’t know your own strength with a hammer when trying to hang a picture. Repairing a hole in the wall can be made easy with a few simple tools and tips. Don’t worry – you got this. 

For a repair on a smaller hole, simply scrape away loose debris to have a nice flat surface. 

Then, using a dry wall knife, apply compound to the hole – feathering out the edges. 

Once the compound is dry, use sand paper to sand down the dry wall compound to even out the surface, leaving it smooth and ready to re paint.

For medium to larger holes, outline the damaged area with a square. 

Using a drywall knife or saw, cut away the damaged area. 

Cut a new piece of dry wall the same length, drill into the stud or a wooden block to hold the pieces of dry wall together.

After placing the filler piece in, use a wide dry wall knife and apply compound to close the gaps between the new piece of dry wall and the existing wall. Place dry wall tape over the gaps. Then, apply more compound over the seams lengthwise then widthwise. Once it is dry sand it to be flush with the existing wall.

With a few easy steps you just turned “AHH” in “AWW”, you will never know there was a hole to begin with. Patching your wall? Don’t worry – you got this.

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