How to Repair a Small Hole in Drywall

Drywall Repair and Painting 317-454-3612

Drywall Repair and Painting 317-454-3612

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 and brief summary on repairing small holes in drywall.

Drywall Repair

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.

Restoration By L & B, LLC

Home Repair Service 317-454-3612

Home Repair Service

Call Indianapolis general contractor, Lee Elliot, at 317-454-3612 for professional drywall repair services and information you can trust. As owner and operator of Restoration By L & B, LLC, he and his team of licensed remodeling contractors are fully-equipped and prepared to provide all types of drywall repair solutions for both residential and commercial property owners. Call 317-454-3612 for professional drywall repair in Indianapolis, IN.