Easy not expansive way to fill holes in wall before painting

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  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 06, 2017
    Spackling costs about $4 for a small tub. Worth the price to do the job correctly. Use an old credit card to smooth or invest in plastic spackling tools (another $4) to do the job. Once dry, if needed use a dry sponge with the scrubby side to "sand" smooth to the wall. Good luck.

  • Vickie Vickie on Dec 06, 2017
    toothpaste works for small holes

  • Ken Ken on Dec 06, 2017
    Drywall joint compound or spackle. See what they have at your nearest hardware store. I also recommend a 3" to 5" drywall blade to install it.

    No, it is not expensive. A 3-1/2 gallon container of joint compound is less than $20. Only need that much if you have a LOT of holes.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 06, 2017
    I agree with Bijous, the spackle and tools are cheap and the best way to get good results right away. The spackle will last so that you can reuse it when you need it and the tools are good to have and can be used for other uses also, so they are good to have around.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 06, 2017
    I like the spackling found in the big plastic tube, and use an old gift card or credit card to level off the top fill. If you tend to overfill the hole- wiping with a moist cloth after some drytime can help reduce even eliminate the need for sanding.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 06, 2017
    If walls are drywall, then use spackle. Sand, prime and paint.