Fixing Drywall Hole in 5 Simple Steps

There are many ways drywall can get damaged. Whether it’s nail damage or damage from moving an extra-large couch, repairing such type of damages is a typical home maintenance job that you as a homeowner can do it yourself. As most of the time, these drywall holes can be repaired easily and quickly.

All you will require for fixing it are some tools, materials, and techniques. In this article, we’ll present some easy to follow instructions and simple tricks for fixing the holes in drywall. 

Now before we begin, let’s look at the list of tools and material you will need to do this DIY. 

Tools & Materials required 

  • Putty knife 
  • Sandpaper 
  • Drywall saw 
  • Dust mask 
  • Drywall patch kit 
  • Pre-mixed joint compound or 
  • Spackle paste 


Step 1: Hand-sand around where the hole, so the area becomes smooth without any rough spots. Then wipe off the sanding dust with a damp cloth. 

Step 2: Use a putty knife and fill in the hole with spackle paste or joint compound, and then smear the filler to make it flush with the wall. 

Step 3: Spread a thin layer of spackle paste or joint compound over the patch with a drywall knife. 

Step 4: Leave it to dry overnight, then lightly sand the area and apply a second thin layer. If needed, apply a third skim coat after the second one dries. 

Step 5: Lastly, prime and then paint over the filled hole. 

Simple, isn’t it? Drywall repair is pretty straightforward. If you use the above technique, you will be able to patch holes of any sizes. 

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