It’s inevitable that holes will happen in your drywall, whether it’s from a doorknob, a picture frame, or something else. While you could just slap some spackle on the hole and call it a day, it’s not going to look very professional. Here’s how to properly patch holes in your wall so that they’re barely noticeable.
The first step is to clean out the hole. remove any loose drywall or debris so that you have a clean surface to work with. Next, cut a piece of drywall to fit the hole. You want it to be slightly smaller than the hole so that it fits snugly.
Now it’s time to apply the adhesive. Spread a layer of joint compound onto the back of the drywall patch, then press it into place. Use a putty knife to smooth out the edges and ensure that the patch is level with the rest of the wall.
Once the adhesive has dried, it’s time to apply the spackle. Put a generous amount of spackle onto the hole, then use a putty knife to smooth it out. Allow the spackle to dry completely before sanding it down so that it’s flush with the rest of the wall.
You will then have to apply paint over the area that has been repaied. Make sure to use the exact same paint that is surrounding the hole as a different shade will be an eye sore.
And that’s it! With a little bit of time and effort, you can patch holes in your drywall like a pro.
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