Do You Have To Replace Your Wall if It Gets a Hole?
Have you ever had a door swing so hard that its handle punched a hole in the wall? Perhaps it happened when your child threw a heavy object at it. Whatever it may be, there are countless ways you can fix the hole without having to replace your wall.
In this brief, we have included the best dry wall repair ideas so your wall can go back to being perfect and unscathed in no time. So, without any further ado, let’s dive right in!
HOW TO REPAIR A HOLE IN THE WALL
The first thing to consider before repairing a hole in the wall is its size. If the hole is smaller than six inches, all you will need is a putty knife, sandpaper, and dry wall compound. But if the hole is larger than that, you will have to get more stuff to repair it — this includes a piece of dry wall, razor knife, dry wall compound, dry wall mesh tape, and a piece of plywood.
Getting these ingredients is not the difficult part, but repairing the hole can be tricky especially if you’re not familiar with DIY projects. That’s exactly why we’re here. Follow these steps if you’ve got a hole in your wall so you won’t have to replace it.
Clean the edges
Before diving into the process, you must clean the edges of the hole to get rid of any debris such as surface paper or gypsum. To do this, you can either sand down the rough edges using sandpaper or even use a utility knife. Whichever way you do it, make sure the edges of the hole are flat.
Fill the hole
If the hole has a six-inch diameter or more, you should apply a dry wall compound around it. After this, take some paper joint tape and place two pieces of it in a cross-shaped pattern. Make sure to apply the compound over the first piece of tape before putting it on the second one.
Apply joint compound
Once you’re done with the second step, it’s time to put the joint compound all over the paper. Spread it to cover the entire area and even beyond the edges of the hole. Once it has dried, sand down the area using sandpaper or a dry wall sanding sponge. Keep applying thin layers of joint compound until all there is left is a smooth patch over where there used to be a hole.
Paint the area
By the time you reach the third step, most of the difficult part is over. But painting over the patch is still extremely crucial if you want your wall to look the way it used to before the unfortunate incident. Make sure the paint you buy is the exact same shade as the rest of the wall, or you might end up with a weird patch instead of just a hole.
We hope this blog gave you the instructions you needed to fix that hole instead of getting the wall replaced. So, have you ever ended up with a hole in the wall? Let us know in the comments.