Patching A Drywall

Patching A Drywall: What You Need To Know Before You Start

Is your home made out of drywall? Drywall is a common material for home construction and renovation. It’s affordable, durable, and can be easily repaired. Sometimes small holes can form on the surface, from inserting nails to hanging artwork or decorations. If they’re not fixed quickly, they can become bigger and more difficult to repair. 


If you have small holes in your drywall, don’t worry – there is a solution! Keep reading to find the steps to patch drywall holes properly. You won’t have to worry about calling a professional. DIY it yourself with this info!


Steps To Repair Drywall Holes

You will need:

  •  Dry Time Indicator spackle
  • Drywall tape


Small Dents & Holes:

Since they are the easiest to repair, we’ll start with small holes and dents. They require less time, effort, and materials. Follow these steps:


  1. Scrape any loose paint or debris around the hole with a putty knife. You want to create a smooth surface for the patch.
  2. Fill the hole with a Dry Time Indicator spackle using a putty knife. The goal is to fill the hole and create a surface level with the rest of the wall.
  3. After you’ve applied the spackle, let it dry until the indicator shows that it’s ready to be sanded.
  4. Use a piece of fine-grit sandpaper to smooth out the surface. Wipe away any dust with a damp cloth.
  5. Now you can paint over the area to match the rest of the wall!


Medium & Large Holes:

For medium and large holes, you’ll need to:

  1. Sand the wall around the hole to create a smooth surface. Cut a piece of mesh drywall tape and apply it to the wall.
  2. Apply joint compound to the wall, using a putty knife or trowel to spread it evenly. Place the patch over the hole and press it into the wet joint compound. Use a putty knife or trowel to spread the joint compound over the patch.
  3. After it has dried, sand the area until it’s smooth. Now you can paint over the area to match the rest of the wall!


Tips For Better Results

  1. Check for any electrical wire or plumbing before you start patching drywall. If you do not have experience with any electrical system or plumbing system, it is better you call a professional if you come across any, and do not attempt to repair the hole yourself.
  2. Use setting-type joint compound for larger holes. This joint compound dries harder, so it’s better suited for bigger projects.
  3. If you need to make the hole bigger to get a better look, use a drywall knife to cut it vertically. Just be careful not to go any deeper than an inch.


Purchase Dry Time Indicator Spackle At Fix & Feed Hardware Store

You can find all the materials you need to patch drywall at your Fix & Feed hardware store. We offer you Dry Time Indicator Spackle. This amazing product is the only drywall patching material that changes color when it’s finally dry. You won’t have to set your timer or risk guessing. Pink means wet, and white means dry. It’s that simple! 


Patching drywall holes was never this easy! Visit one of our stores around Texas to find amazing products like this one. You can also send us a message, and we’ll give you more information. We’ve experts that can assess you throughout your purchase.