How to Fix a Hole in a Wall

Easy step by step directions to fix a hole in a wall from Martha Stewart.com

Materials

  •          Adhesive mesh tape
  •          Scissors
  •          Spackle knife
  •          Premixed all-purpose joint compound
  •          Mesh sandpaper
  •          Damp rag
  •          Primer

Steps

  1. Pick off any loose paint or drywall around the hole with your fingers.
  2. Cut and place a patch of adhesive mesh tape to cover the hole.
  3. With a spackle knife, apply a thin coat of premixed all-purpose joint compound, covering a generous area around the tape.
  4. Let dry for a couple of hours.
  5. Sand with mesh sandpaper.
  6. Wipe down with a damp rag.
  7. Reapply, if necessary.
  8. Prime area before painting.

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