Introduction

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

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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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Image 1/1: Although all spackle brands are different, spackle should have a consistency similar to toothpaste when mixed with water.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Make sure to layer the spackle evenly and remove excess spackle. Image 2/3: Make sure to layer the spackle evenly and remove excess spackle. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: Wait time may vary depending on the depth of the hole and spackle mix used.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Sand the spackle until it is smooth and flush with the wall.
  • 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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