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How To Patch A Hole In The Wall

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    • Sand down the hole and the area surrounding. This is in order to get paint off the wall.

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    • Use the rag and the toothbrush to clean off any excess rubble near the hole.

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    • Follow the directions on the spackle box to prepare the spackle for application.

    • Although all spackle brands are different, spackle should have a consistency similar to toothpaste when mixed with water.

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    • Take the spackle mix and apply it to the hole.

    • Make sure to layer the spackle evenly and remove excess spackle.

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    • Wait 30-45 minutes for the spackle patch to dry.

    • Wait time may vary depending on the depth of the hole and spackle mix used.

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    • Make sure the spackle is dry.

    • Sand the spackle until it is smooth and flush with the wall.

Conclusion

Now your wall should be looking as good as new!

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I suggest using a sanding sponge or block in step 6

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