Tips For Repairing Holes In Your Drywall

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When you move into a new home, you are extra careful not to get any dings or dents in your walls, but over time, it just happens. Perhaps someone opened a door a little too wide and caused a hole from the doorknob, or you moved a piece of furniture to another room and accidentally dinged the wall. These holes and dents can be repaired on your own in many cases with the following tips.

Consider the Severity of the Damage

It is important to look at the type of damage you are going to repair because this will determine what method you will use. It is possible you already have the materials at home if you do a lot of home repairs, but if you don't, you will need to pick them up. The first thing you should know is that if it is a small hole, like from a tail in the wall, you can usually cover it up with just some paint of the same color and a cloth. However, anything bigger than a nail-size hole or ding will usually need patching materials.

You Might Need a Priming Filler

Just like when you paint the wall and use a primer first, it is a good idea to use a priming filler before painting over a patching job. This is when you have a larger hole or dent and are using standard patching materials to repair it. When you're done patching it up and the patching material dries, you typically paint over it with touch-up paint. However, if you don't use a priming filler before painting it, it might look a bit foggy or shadowy in those spots, making it obvious you made repairs.

Use Mesh Patches For Larger Holes

While traditional drywall patching material works great for medium-size holes and dings in the wall, larger holes will need something to place over the hole first, before adding the patch and then painting over it. A good example is when you have a hole in the wall from a doorknob hitting the wall or hitting it hard with a corner of furniture you are moving. You can usually get a patch that is peel-and-stick, making it easy to cover the hole and quickly repair it.

If you don't feel comfortable making repairs or the hole is larger than you think a patch will fix, contact a drywall contractor, like one from Ivo Wall Experts Inc.

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