How to Fix a Small Hole in the Wall! DIY

4 Materials
$60
4 Days
Easy

I recently moved into a little Villa. When the lounge was getting moved, the bottom corner hit the wall leaving a small dent. I thought about hiring someone to fix it but someone once told me anything can be fixed so I set to work...

This is the dent from the lounge, there were also a few spots of paint that had come off the wall. This was simply caused by furniture sticking to the wall.

I cleaned out the hole, removing the pushed in piece of wall, paint flakes and any debris.

I measured the hole, roughly 3.5cm and went to Bunnings to determine the best way forward.

I decided a wall patch would be the easiest way, This one was 10cm x 10cm, it was the smallest I could get.

I also brought Uni-Pro Smooth Coat for a filler. This came with a handy scraper.

Before I started, I lightly sanded around the hole to ensure it was smooth. I only had 120 grit sandpaper at this time so just rubbed two pieces of the sand paper together until I had the right grit to lightly sand.

I removed the wall patch from the packet. As you can see there is a grated mental plate surrounded by white mesh. Both the plate and the mesh you can see is sticky.

Using the scraper supplied I put a layer of smooth coat on the sticky side of the grated metal.

I placed the patch over the hole and applied the 1st of 4 layers of smooth coat over the patch.

After each application of smooth coat had dried I sanded the area to ensure is was as smooth as possible for the next coat.

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After each sand and before the application of the next coat I wiped the area with a dry cloth.

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I waited about 4 hours for each coat to dry and did this over 2 days.

This was my 4th and final layer of Smooth Coat over the patch.

I returned to Bunnings and brought some 240 grit sandpaper, took my time and delicately sanded the patched area as smooth as I could. This made the surface ready for priming icon

I brought Taubmans Easy Coat Acrylic Sealer and Undercoat in white.

This is the patch once 2 coats of the primer had dried.

This is the greater area, the chips I mentioned earlier inclusive of the patch with 2 coats of primer.

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I did take a patch of paint to Bunnings for a colour match. I brought a 500ml Sample Pot of Taubmans Lets Go paint in White.

This is the patch now after 2 coats of paint.

This is the greater area after 2 coats of the White Paint.

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The colour is not a 100% match however the wall looks great and I was very proud of my effort icon

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  • William William on Oct 04, 2021

    Those patches are a great idea for the DIY. Especially for renters. Only problem is sometimes they tend to leave a slight bump if the compound is not spread much wider than the patch. Great share.

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