How To Fix A Hole In The Wall

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A lot of people ask me when do you know it’s time to use a patch instead of just spackling a smaller hole? There’s the wizard, the rule of thumb. When you stick your finger in the wall.
That’s big enough to qualify for a patch.
So we’re going to patch this for you right now. 

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What are patches made out of?

Well, first you could buy this kit for about $10.
It makes it very easy.

It comes with the spackle.
You also have your putty knives, and the patches included.

I would get one of these kits, keep it around the house.

You can use it over and over.
In that one kit, you have everything.

The main thing you need right here is the patch that has made out of what is a mesh. 

And that will actually hold a spackle in place.

Plus it’s tacky. 

It’ll stick right to the wall.

But before you stick it on the wall, you gotta prepare the wall.

Prepping The Hole in your wall to patch

You can get a box cutter, or a sharp knife, and just get all the loose stuff out of it.

Now the patch has something to stick to.

You just want to cover that hole.

You can use that hole for a bulls-eye put it right in the middle.

Use the putty knife itself to getting good and tight to that.

The main thing you need right here is the patch that has made out of what is a mesh. 

And that will actually hold a spackle in place.

Plus it’s tacky. 

It’ll stick right to the wall.

But before you stick it on the wall, you gotta prepare the wall.

Spackling Your patch

Now here’s the magic spackle.

This is my favorite spackle.

You can see it’s pink.

That pink is a very important color in a way when it’s wet, it’s pink when it’s white, it means it’s dry and you could see it.

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We just got a nice glob of it right here.

Stop where the hole is and you’re going to feather it out.

Use some drop cloths on the floor.
And this will really get into all that mesh screen.

Finishing Your Patch

When it’s white that means it is dry.

Now you’re ready for sanding.

And then once you’ve sanded that, wipe it down with a tack cloth, and then you can paint it!

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We just got a nice glob of it right here.

Stop where the hole is and you’re going to feather it out.

Use some drop cloths on the floor.
And this will really get into all that mesh screen.

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