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How to fill holes in the wall

Whether in their own home or rented property, the unwanted holes insist on appearing on the walls. They are usually traces of nails and screws, which were used to fix pictures, shelves, furniture, among other objects.

The hole in the wall can be repaired without having to hire specialized labor. (Photo: Disclosure)

The holes are responsible for letting the wall with imperfections, thus harming all the decoration of the environment. They also symbolize an obstacle when the tenant repaints the house that he will no longer rent.

At injuries affecting the wall They don’t need to stay in the property forever. It is possible to fix them without spending on hiring labor and using simple materials.

What this article covers:

Learn how to fill holes in walls

Check out the following step by step to cover holes in walls🇧🇷

1. Use masking tape to delimit the area to be worked on the wall. Taking this precaution, the repaint marking will not gradually increase.

two. start the repair by passing a #150 sandpaper on the edge of the hole. The intention is to remove the burr so as not to disturb the finish.

Before applying the putty it is necessary to sand the hole. (Photo: Disclosure)

3. blow the wall hole to get all the dust out. If this is not done, dirt prevents the dough from adhering.

4. Choose one PVA spackle in the case of work carried out inside the house. If the repair takes place outdoors, then prefer to work with acrylic spackle, as it is more resistant to sun, rain and other weather conditions.

5. Mix a little plaster with the spackle. In this way, the finish will not wither right after it is applied. To mix the products, use two metal spatulas, one large and the other small.

6. Put the putty in the hole🇧🇷 As the hole may contain air, it is appropriate to use a toothpick to push the dough and improve the filling.

7. Use the spatula to finish, leaving the surface smooth.

Apply putty to the hole and smooth the surface well. (Photo: Disclosure)

8. Smooth the surface, but also try to leave a excess mass🇧🇷

9. Remove the tape from the wall.

10. Wrap the sandpaper around a smooth wooden stump. Then sand the surface with spackle until uniform with the rest of the wall.

11. Paint the repaired wall area and let it dry overnight.


• Try not to overdo it amount of plasteras the material makes the spackle dry faster and can disrupt the process.

• To better smooth the putty in the hole, try using the spatula more ‘lying down’.

• Do not use toothpaste or other inappropriate product to cover the hole in the wall.

• It is important to leave an excess of putty for sanding and to obtain a flat surface, not a ‘sunk’.

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