Continue reading for a simple and brief summary on repairing small holes in drywall.
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 spackling 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:
1. Apply a Marble-Sized Amount of Spackling Paste (or less) to the Putty Knife
2. Administer a Small Amount of Spackle to the Hole
3. Steadily Smooth Out the Paste with the Putty Knife
4. Smooth Out Edges of Paste to Camouflage Perfectly with the Wall
5. Use a Warm Rag to Wipe Off Excess Paste Around the Patch
6. If an Error Occurs, Start Over with a Bit More Spackle Paste
7. Allow Paste and Patch to Dry Overnight
8. Repaint if Necessary
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.