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DIY: Repair Holes in the Wall

If you’ve hung a picture or a shelf on the wall and you decide to remove the fixture, you’ll be left with one or more holes. In a rental property, knocking into the wall is a problem and must be repaired to spare your security deposit! Fortunately, there are DIY ways of fixing walls in your home that won’t cost much and only requires a bit of time and effort to repair. You can also use some of the ingredients in your kitchen to fill and smooth a hole in the wall. Let’s start by taking a closer look at the everyday materials you can use to fix holes in the walls.


A small-sized hole of an inch or two can easily be repaired with DIY. In most cases, you can use the everyday goods in your kitchen or bathroom cabinet to smooth the wall. Remember, the following suggestions will work best for drywall and brick. If you notice any cracks stemming from the hole, it’s best to call on a professional for a lasting result that won’t include extra damage!


Tiny holes fixture (less than an Inch)

For small holes caused by nails, you can use some of the items in your pantry. If you have baking soda and some white glue, you can mix equal parts together to make a thick paste. Use just enough of the paste to fill the hole and remove the excess with the back of a knife or a card. Allow it to dry and if there are any uneven areas, use fine sandpaper to smooth the area. Give it paint and your wall will look brand new.


Tile cement

If you need to repair a hole quickly you can consider tile cement. If you’ve completed a tile renovation and you have some cement left over, you can fill a few holes with it. Again, once the area is filled, remove the excess and smooth it. You can sand over the hole to ensure it is flush with the wall. Paint once dry and forget about it!


Use a Wall Repair Kit

If you visit your local store, like Home Depot or Lowe's, you will find plenty of hole repair kits. It is best to use the proper mixture for holes of a few inches wide. Before concealing the hole, use a small knife to remove the loose edges and wipe the excess dust. If you have a very large hole to fill, you can apply a peel and stick the paper to the surface. Fill the hole with the paper and then apply the gauze to the surface.

Using a trowel or even a plastic card, if you don’t have the proper tools, smooth the area. Wait until dry and finely sand with sandpaper. Paint over the surface and enjoy your newly primed wall.



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