CherylLynn millner
CherylLynn millner
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  • Ridgeway, VA
Asked on Apr 15, 2019

How do I fix a hole in the wall?

BetsyLinda SikutGathered In The Kitchen


In My Den near my chimney there's a hole in the wall from the fix it.

5 answers
  • CherylLynn millner
    on Apr 15, 2019

    How I fix's it with a very low budget

  • Tinyshoes
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Cheryl...Can you send a picture of the floor in the kitchen and this one?

  • Gathered In The Kitchen
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Using a spackle product and putty knife should do the trick! Youtube should have some great video tutorials!

  • Linda Sikut
    on Apr 16, 2019

    Hi CherylLynn,

    Get some nonshrining dry wall compound and spread it into the hole using a trowel spreader. Smooth the top and feather the edges the best you can, then let it dry. Once it's dry, use a fine sand paper to make sure it's smooth. I like to finish it with a slightly damp sponge to make sure it's feathered well. Once that's dry, prime, then paint it to match your walls or repaint your walls if necessary. I hope that helps. Wishing you the best.

  • Betsy
    on Apr 22, 2019

    Hi CherylLynn: This seems long and inundating, but it's really easy.

    Most times you can get scrap pieces of dry wall at your home improvement store free. Just ask if they have any. A no is better than a missed yes:) It's not as hard to do as it seems, even though this looks long, and you can do this for any type of hole in wallboard.

    Here's what you need.

    A piece of wallboard that is about 3" bigger than your hole,

    a pencil,

    a piece of string about 3 feet long with a knot at one end,

    a piece of wood, like paint stirring sticks, 4" longer than the hole,


    something to make 2 small holes in the new wall board and sticks,


    a can of fruit, soup, beans or something, doesn't matter.

    Now, the destructions:)

    Cut the new drywall so that it will cover your hole including a couple of inches all around. Now, draw around this piece of drywall, onto your wall. Remove it carefully, and don't turn it around at all. With the pencil, make a mark on the back of the drywall to show which side is up towards the ceiling. This way, you will have a perfect fit. Now, cut the old drywall out along the pencil line, and if you're lucky, you will have the size of the old opening left in it, or at least close. Get the stick and poke a hole in the middle, or centre. Run the string through the paint stick with the knot coming out of the back, facing the inside of the hole, and the string hanging on the outside of the wall. Make a hole in the middle/centre of your new wall board, opposite the hole in the stick. Glue the stick firmly to the inside of the wall, gluing at both ends of the stick. When it is fairly well set, put some spackle on the rough edges of your patch, the stick and the hole. While that is drying a bit, pull the string through the back of the patch where you made the hole. Pull it all the way through, noting (ta da!) the position of the arrow! :), and push the patch into the hole. It should fit perfectly! Now, get your can of fruit, beans, whatever, and tie the string around the can. Let the can dangle, it will pull the paint stick to the wall and secure the patch to the wall and stick. This way, your patch won't push back inside if you push on it. Let this sit over night. When it seems secure and dry, (push it a bit) you can cut the string close to the patch and maybe sand the end off if it is sticking out. Put the cans back where they came from. Spackle the edges of your patched area, feathering the spackle out and let it dry. Wipe with a damp cloth, or sand, your choice, and put another thin coat of spackle all over the patch and edges, feathering the edges, and let dry then sand or wipe. Paint to match and there, you're all done! :) It's not as daunting as it seems. You can do this, I have faith in you. Heck, if I can do it, anyone can!:) Good luck

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