How do you fix a hole in a wall made by a doorknob hit?

Wall is sheetrock.
  5 answers
  • Mir Graham Mir Graham on Jun 13, 2017
    You can use spackle and fill the hole, let it dry and paint... or you can purchase a nifty plastic doorknob guard in the shape of a circle that sticks on with adhesive backing and covers that hole right up.

  • See if this helps! Once repaired either add a bumper or door stop so you do not have to fix again.

  • Adam Durio Adam Durio on Jun 13, 2017
    There is a patch kit at Wal-Mart with a thin screen , put it first then use plaster ,sand and paint.

  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Jun 14, 2017
    MEASURE the width & height of the damaged area. Add 2 inches on either side. Draw a square on the wall with the damaged part in the center. Get a spare small piece of Sheetrock from the hardware store (if you don't have one laying around anywhere) along with a small jar of Sheetrock mud & some Sheetrock tape. Cut a square out of the new spare piece the exact same size as the square you drew on the wall around the area. With a box cutter or craft knife, cut out the square from the wall. To help you hold onto the new square, gently twist a small screw into the top right corner & lower left corner of the new square just deep enough to keep it in place. With a butter knife, get some mud on the tip end of the knife & run some mud along the inside edges of the cut square. Gently put the new square into the old one's cut out space & position it flush with the wall using the screws to hold on to. Once flush with the wall, use either the back of the butter knife or a puddy knife & gently scrape over the joining edges to make them flush & smooth. Let dry overnight. Remove the screws & with your fingertips, put a small drop of the mud onto the tip of your finger & fill the screw holes & wipe it even with another finger & let it dry. Use a dry green scrubby (usually for dishes without the sponge attached) or sand paper to smooth out any rough spots along the edges where you put the square into the wall. If you've smoothed it out with the butter knife or puddy knife evenly, you shouldn't need to sand it now at all. You're done with the repair. Paint it the same color as the wall, let it dry & you're done. Feel free to reply if there's anything I didn't convey well. Hope this helps. :)

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 14, 2017
    Spackle and paint should do the trick!