Nothing ruins the look of a well maintained house like a hole in the drywall. Whether it be an angry child throwing a temper tantrum or a careless mover. Patching the hole is an easy task, but it requires several steps to get a perfect result.
Ready to learn? Here’s How to Patch Holes in Drywall:
Most home improvement stores sell a variety of wall patch kits. The one I used is the Snap 2 Size Wall Patch (affiliate link).
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- Wall Patch Kit
- Joint Compound
- Drywall Taping knife (6″ or wider)
- Utility Knife
- 6-in-1 Painter’s tool
- Sand paper
Find the size metal patch (from the kit) that best fits your hole. Ideally you want 1/4 – 1/2″ larger than the hole.
Bend and snap off any excess.
Hold the metal patch over the hole and gently score the drywall around the patch. [Continue reading…]