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How to Repair a Hole in Your Wall

Posted on 21 October 2019 by admin (0)

Holes in the wall are inevitable. The drywall could only withstand limited abuse and child’s play or even a flinging the door open a little too hard may cause damage. Some holes are oddity but some can be an eyesore. Fixing your drywall hole is not tedious that you think. It can be easily fixed by amateur homemakers if the following tips are followed.

Prepare the necessary things needed for the repair.

Things that you require are replacement drywall, a keyhole saw, self-adhesive wire mesh, joint compound, a putty knife, and sandpaper.

Clean the hole carefully.

Wipe away debris from the damage. You should need to make sure that no hanging loose drywall is still attached on the surface.

Then cut a section of self-adhesive wire mesh. The size needs to be 2-3 inches larger than the hole. After that, you have to place the wire mesh over the damaged portion and press it firmly to keep it in the right place. You can also use fiberglass mesh tape as the alternative of a wire mesh. Just simply stretch the tape over the hole until it is covered completely.

Now, patch the wire mesh with drywall patching compound or joint compound until completely covered. Blend in the edges of the compound with the wall to make it inconspicuous. Smoothen the whole layer and get rid of rough edges with the putty knife. You can also apply and smoothen out the drywall joint compound to section 2-3 times until your desired coverage is obtained.

Follow these tips for larger holes…

For larger holes to fill, you will need to hold up a section of new drywall over the hole and cut through both portions of the drywall using a keyhole saw.

  • Slide the drywall patch into place and secure it with the adhesive wire mesh. Apply the joint compound with a putty knife to completely cover the patch and adhesive wire mesh. Blend the joint compound to blurring the edges and let it dry completely.
  • Let the compound dry completely and sand the final layer using sandpaper to make it smooth and even. Wipe the dust that came from the sanding and touch up the patch with wall paint. You may repeat adding a joint solution to the wall until you are satisfied.
  • Sand the edges and rough surfaces with sandpaper. Wipe away any dust or debris from the sandpaper and cover the patch with primer and paint that matches your wall or get a wallpaper extra to place it directly on top of the hole.
  • Aside from buying all the materials separately in a hardware store, look for a drywall fixing kit right away to make things easier. In that case, you must follow the manufacturer’s instructions in using this set of drywall repair materials.

Patching up your home and keeping it clean and in order will always make an impression on your visitors. Give time to inspect your home for the constant home improvements that you need to do. You may also consult your local hardware personnel to introduce to you new products on drywall repair.