How to Patch a Hole in Drywall

Fix any holes or dings in your walls with these tips for patching a hole in your drywall.

Refresh hard-working walls with these tips to repair a hole in your drywall. First, use your drill to remove the ****. Then pull the anchor out with pliers. Use a utility knife to clean up the jagged hole. This gives the spackle more area to grab onto. [MUSIC] Flatten spackle into the hole with a utility knife, pulling away from the center. Let dry according to package directions. Spackle, or painters' putty, can shrink as it dries, so you may need to repeat this step until the hole is no longer visible. Once the area is dry, sand with fine grit sand paper. Wipe away any dust with a clean cloth. Paint the area with a brush and your wall looks as good as new.

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