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How to Repair a Small Hole in Drywall

  • November 18, 2015
  • By Sabine
  • 2 Comments

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Each time the front door knob hit this wall, this hole got a little bigger. Not exactly pretty to look at, so I decided to patch it up. Luckily, drywall damage can be fixed easily with minimal equipment.

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Items needed:

Self adhesive mesh

Joint compound

Drywall knife

Paint

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Step #1: Place a small piece of mesh over the hole.

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Step #2: With the drywall knife cover the patch with compound, using a crisscross pattern.

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Step #3: Sand smooth.

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Step #4: Paint

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To prevent further drywall damage, I installed a door stop.

By Sabine, November 18, 2015
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2 Comments
  • Penelope Smith
    June 11, 2018

    My nephew recently tossed a baseball into my living room wall, and it left a big hole. I need to get it patched soon. So, I liked that you pointed out that I will need to use a crisscross motion when applying the plaster. I am not sure if I would be any good at patching the hole myself. It might be best for me to hire a professional to fix it for me.

    • sabines
      June 13, 2018

      Penelope, patching up a hole in the plaster is actually a pretty easy fix. You can’t really mess it up. Where I live, handymen won’t do any work for under $125.

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