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At some point in our lives, we have all had some sort of mishap that ended up with a hole in the wall. In this instructable, I will explain how to repair a hole in the wall in a cheap and easy way. This is an important skill to have for that accident that is guaranteed to happen at some point in everyone’s life. Completing this task is a very useful life skill for anyone old enough to be reading this instructable. This is not a difficult process but it is something that will take some time to complete because of the time that is required to allow the materials to dry. The working time required to complete the repair of the hole in the wall is about a half an hour to 45 minutes. This will need to be done over the course of a couple days. Once you have completed this task for the first time you will easily be able to repeat it in the future.
 
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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Gather your materials. The materials needed to complete this project are listed below

• Sandpaper
• Putty knife
• Drywall patching compound(spackle or plaster)
• Wall hole  patch
• Wet sponge of spray bottle
• Wall hole patch
• Wall texture spray
• Paint
• Paintbrush

Step 2: Prepare the Hole

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Remove any loose drywall that may be behind the hole or attached to the edges of the hole. Make sure that there is no drywall attached the edge of the hole behind the wall. Sand the edges of the hole to create a surface for the drywall patching compound to attach.
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janthom1 year ago
This is the best explanation of all posted! Thanks for such easy instructions.
abstracted2 years ago
clean and square up the hole with a saw or knife, find a piece of wood (1x2"should do) long enough to span the hole by a couple of inches on each side sip it into the hole. use drywall screws and secure the wood strip by driving screws through the drywall into the wood on each side of the hole, securing the wood strip, now find a scrap piece of drywall and cut it to fit the hole. screw it to the wood that is now behind it. plaster sand prime and paint.
nurdee12 years ago
Nice instructable. now to figure out how to patch a hole in someones head.
ilpug2 years ago
I am going to have to do this... my walls suffer.
okbye2 years ago
do not do what this person did here. If you want it to look that bad, just find a rubber-plastic ball and stick in it.....Yes I am a expert plaster-drywall dude.
Agreed, this person does not know what they are doing, this is weak and will damage easily again. Looking at the first pics its looks as if someone sort of did t properly before...
pfred2 okbye2 years ago
I knew a guy once with a bad temper, he swore by balled up newspaper.