Drywall Repair & How to Fix Holes Under Six Inches in Size

My home handyman visiting with client to review repairs

Written by My Home Handyman

October 6, 2020

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If you have a tiny hole in your drywall the size of a dime, or less, all you need to do is fill the hole with spackle, scrape it level with a putty trowel and sand it with a 150-sanding block. If you are looking to fix a hole the size of a fist, there is a bit more involved.

First, you want to take a flat head screwdriver and remove any loose drywall from the hole. Next, take a drywall repair patch (that can be found at your local hardware store) and place it over the hole. Then you want to take your joint compound and spread it over the hole with the puddy trowel. Make sure you push the excess compound outwards away from patch. Ensure that the compound has been scraped smooth and level with the existing compound.  Next, you take a 150-sanding block and sand the patch smooth after the compound has dried.  Repeat the compound and sanding process two times to ensure a smooth finish. After it’s all done you can do some touch up painting on the spot or paint the full wall to complete hide the area. 

If you are in need of a drywall repair in Calgary, and you don’t have the time to do it yourself, call My Home Handyman. We have experienced handymen for all drywall services!

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