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How to Quickly Fix a Small Hole in Your Wall

It’s happened to the best of us at least once, maybe something was thrown, maybe something was knocked over, or maybe you just threw open a door too hard. Whatever the reason is, you now have a tiny hole in your wall. 

These home damages may appear to be bad at first. There IS a hole in your wall after all, but fear not, for these bad boys are actually quite easy to fix! 

If you follow the steps laid out in this article, you can also fix it quickly! 

Step 1: Get Stuff and Make the Hole Bigger

A small hole in your drywall is nothing to sneeze at, but is still obviously an issue. You’ll need these materials to quickly fix it back up: a drywall patch, some drywall putty, a spreader for the putty and some sandpaper. 

Your first step to fixing the hole is going to be cleaning and preparing it for fixing. Start by making the hole bigger (stay with me) by removing any drywall from the hole and smoothing the edges with the sandpaper. Remove any little tiny specs with a wet towel or rag.  

Step 2: Apply the Patch

Your next step will be to put the drywall patch over the hole. It is important to make sure the patch covers the hole, but also make sure the edges of the patch are not right up against the hole. This will give it extra support and keep it from breaking again. If you don’t want to attempt it yourself then hire someone reliable to do it like The Patch Boys of DuPage County.

The patch should have a sticky side so peel off the paper and slap it over the hole! Once that’s stuck on there you’re ready for the next step.  

Step 3: Putty Up

After the patch is stuck on the wall, grab your putty and spreader and evenly spread it along only the outside of the patch. You’ll want to let this part dry for about 15 minutes before covering the part that’s over the actual hole. 

After it dries fully, spread some more over the middle and then let that dry for a few hours or overnight if it’s late and you’re tired. When you wake up, use your sandpaper to get rid of any rough spots, like any big bumps, and that hole is all patched up!

Bonus Step: Make it Pretty

Odds are this amazing job you did on fixing the hole doesn’t exactly fit in on the rest of the wall. If this is the case, grab some paint and paint right over the dried putty! This will really help make the hole blend in, like it never even happened.

There you have it, an easy way to quickly fix a small hole. If you just so happen to be buying a house or looking at real estate in Toronto and there’s a hole in the wall, you no longer have a need to worry!