It happens all the time. You decide to move a picture frame or to hang your favorite artwork and notice there are empty holes in the way. Ugh! Not the decorating plan you were betting on. But don’t fret! Patching and repairing unsightly holes in your wall doesn’t have to be a daunting task. A quick touch up is just a purchase away! Remember to take your time when applying the spackle. A rush job can lead to an ugly mess. Here is a quick layout of what you will need and steps to fix your wall:
- paint brush
- sanding brick
- putty knife
-Match the paint with the same color as the wall
-Mix the spackle into a smooth paste
-Place the spackle on the putty knife and run it over the hole.
-The spackle will fill in the hole as the knife scrapes off excess material.
-Wait for the spackle to dry.
-Sand the spackle until smooth.
-You’re now ready to paint.
-Mix the paint.
-Use a brush to lightly paint over the spackle.
-Give it time to dry and soon your wall will look like brand new.
Dealing with one or a few holes in a wall can be a pain. When you notice a hole in your wall, get it filled ASAP. ForRent.com is here to teach you what you need to know for how to fix a hole in a wall.
You’ll need to start off with the right supplies: paint, paint brush, water, sanding brick, spackle, putty knife, and gloves — the works. Match the paint with the same color as the rest of the wall. No clashing colors allowed.
Mix the spackle until it’s a smooth paste. This works as a great hole filler. Spackling a wall is a pretty basic process. Simply place the spackle on the putty knife and run it over the hole. The spackle should fill in the hole, and the knife will scrape off excess material.
Wait for the spackle to dry. Then sand the spackle so it’s smooth. You’re now ready for the paint.
Mix up the paint before you use it. Use a brush to lightly paint over the spackle. Depending on the color, you may need to blend it in a little bit with the rest of the wall. Give it time to dry and soon your wall will look like brand new.
Whether you’re dealing with nail holes or troublesome dents, you’ll be able to fix it all in short order.
*We can’t promise you that the following techniques won’t get you in trouble with your property manager. Before you start any of these projects, make sure that you get written permission.
from Apartment Living Blog https://www.forrent.com/blog/diy/how-to-fix-small-holes-in-the-wall/