Introduction

For your shoddy walls that have holes in them, here is a quick and easy guide to completely repair the holes.

Sand down the hole and the area surrounding. This is in order to get paint off the wall. Sand down the hole and the area surrounding. This is in order to get paint off the wall. Sand down the hole and the area surrounding. This is in order to get paint off the wall.
  • 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. Use the rag and the toothbrush to clean off any excess rubble near the hole.
  • Use the rag and the toothbrush to clean off any excess rubble near the hole.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Follow the directions on the spackle box to prepare the spackle for application.
  • 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. Make sure to layer the spackle evenly and remove excess spackle.
  • 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 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.
  • Make sure the spackle is dry.

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

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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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