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How To Patch A Hole In A Wall

January 12, 2019




When it comes to patching a hole in the wall, the important thing to remember is that you have options. You have options when it comes to making sure that you can and will get your hole patched. You can take advantage of these options and get the best outcome by applying real techniques that will work when it comes to punching a hole in the wall.

Below are the steps you should take.



Steps To Patch A Hole

1. First and for most you need to get a self-adhesive mesh

patch. These do come in different sizes so be sure to get the size the will be large enough to cover the hole.


2. The next thing you need to do is place that patch over the hole. You want to make sure that you place it over the whole in such a manner that it will completely cover the whole. Press the path on by pushing on the sides and ensure it sticks.

3. From there you need to get joint compound and a 6 inch lightweight joint knife. A good joint compound to use is called USG Sheetrock All Purpose. There are different types of this compound for that are used for different situations but for this situation, to patch a hole, the Green Lid USG Sheetrock ALL Purpose Joint Compound will be perfect for you.


You need to cover the hole as best as possible, and then you need to make sure that you patch the hole with the joint compound as smooth as possible using the 6 inch joint knife.  By doing so, you can guarantee that you will get a full and firm covering as a whole.

4. From there, it’s important to let the patch fully dry, and then apply a second coat of compound to where you don't see any of the mesh patch. Lay the mud on smoothly again and then let it dry completely.


5. Once the second coat is dry  you are now ready to sand it. You need to make sure that you sand from a smooth perspective, so that you can and will get the best when it comes to fully covering the hole.


To get the smoothest results your going to want to use a sand paper with the grit of about 120 or even 220. The lower the grit the rougher the sandpaper will be. Usually the lower grits are used to sand down chunks and large bumps. If you don't have any, which we don't want, then just use the 120. You can what is called a Sanding Sponge and it's a lot easier to use. 


6. Now that you have sanded the patch nice and smooth your are now ready to paint the mud spot to hide it like it was never there.

When you follow these simple instructions, you can guarantee that you’ll be able to get the best when it comes to patching a hole in your wall.


To help you even more with Patching A Hole In Your Wall, check out these great videos for some tips and tricks to ensure your get the job done right!


- How To Use Easy Drywall Patch

- Using Mesh Tape For Drywall Repair

- How To Repair Drywall



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