How to Patch a Small Hole in Drywall

How to Patch a Small Hole in Drywall. While drywall is an inexpensive building material, it’s not the sturdiest. Luckily,.


How to Patch a Small Hole in Drywall. While drywall is an inexpensive building material,
it’s not the sturdiest. Luckily, repairing the inevitable holes is
a quick and easy process. You will need A utility knife Sandpaper Clean
cloth Putty knife Spackling paste Fiberglass mesh with adhesive backing Paint A drywall
kit (optional) and a wall guard plate (optional). Step 1. Consider buying a drywall kit. Sold in hardware stores, it contains almost
everything you need to repair holes. Step 2. Use a knife to scrape off any loose plaster
and then smooth the area with sandpaper. Clean with a damp cloth. Step 3. If the hole is very small, like a nail or
screw hole, fill it with spackling paste, let it dry, and sand it smooth. If the hole is from a doorknob, consider installing
a wall guard plate, which simply adheres over the damage and will protect your wall in the
future. Step 4. If the hole is larger, place an adhesive piece
of fiberglass mesh over the hole so it overlaps on all sides by at least an inch. Mesh patches can repair holes up to about
3″ inches around. Step 5. Use a putty knife to spread a layer of spackling
paste over the mesh until the area is covered. Smooth it as best you can and let it dry overnight. Step 6. Lightly sand the area smooth. Step 7. Apply a light, second layer of spackling paste,
let it dry overnight, and sand it smooth. Step 8. Paint the repaired area. Did you know Drywall is the most commonly
used interior building material in the world. Every year in the U.S. alone, 50 billion square
feet of drywall are produced.

23 thoughts on “How to Patch a Small Hole in Drywall”

  1. great fucking morning got pissed at my mom before school and punched my wall that i always punch and well i must of worn it down bc my fist went right through :/

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