Step 1: Gather Your Materials
• Putty knife
• Drywall patching compound(spackle or plaster)
• Wall hole patch
• Wet sponge of spray bottle
• Wall hole patch
• Wall texture spray
Step 2: Prepare the Hole
Step 3: Attach the Wall Hole Patch
Tip – If you are having trouble getting the wall patch to stick, try wetting it slightly with a wet sponge or a using a spray bottle filled with water. If this doesn’t work use a little bit of drywall patching compound in the corners to get the wall patch to stick.
Step 4: Apply Drywall Patching Compound to Wall Patch and Wall
Tip – It might be a good idea to allow the compound to dry for 15-20 minutes before finishing covering the rest of the hole. This will allow the compound to partially dry so that the wall patch does not move when applying patching compound to the center of the wall patch.
Cover the rest of the wall patch, liberally applying compound until the entire wall patch is covered. Smooth out as much as possible but this doesn’t need to be perfect because the imperfections will sanded out anyway. Allow the compound to dry overnight.
Step 5: Sand the Patching Compound
Note – The compound may be raised slightly from the rest of the wall. This is normal because of the way we are fixing the hole.
After the compound is sanded down smooth, wipe the down the area with a wet cloth or paper towel. Allow the area to dry for 10-15 minutes. There will be some dust from the sanding so make sure to vacuum that up.
Step 6: Spray the Sanded Compound With Wall Texture Spray
Step 7: Paint the Area
The final but potentially messiest step is painting over the texture to get the color to match the rest of the wall.
Note – You can often get paint from your property manager that will match the paint in your apartment or house. If you can’t buy the paint directly from your property manager, your property manager will give you the code for the color paint that you can purchase from your local hardware store.
Warning – It is very easy to drip paint from you brush or knock over the can of paint which is nearly impossible to get of carpet so make sure you cover the floor with plastic or newspaper.
Open the can of paint and carefully place the lid to the side. Apply paint to your paintbrush and spread the paint over the area, making sure all white areas are covered. Replace the lid on the can and clean the paintbrush. Allow the area to dry for 5-6 hours.
Congratulations! You have just restored you once incomplete wall. Your wall probably won’t look exactly like it did before but it will be very close. Most people who walk by the area will never notice the difference.