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Introduction

Have you ever opened a door too hard and it hit the wall causing a small hole in the wall? This is a problem that so many people have, especially with children in the home. Most modern homes have walls made of a material called drywall. A hole in drywall is very easy to patch. It requires no prior skill or experience. This fix requires inexpensive tools and materials that you may find at a local hardware store or you may even already have some of these items at home. This is a guide on how to patch a small hole in the wall for beginners. This guide will include a complete step by step guide along with all tools and materials that are needed to complete this task.

  1. Use pliers (or tweezers if the hole is very small) to clean out hole by removing the drywall out of the hole. Use pliers (or tweezers if the hole is very small) to clean out hole by removing the drywall out of the hole. Use pliers (or tweezers if the hole is very small) to clean out hole by removing the drywall out of the hole.
    • Use pliers (or tweezers if the hole is very small) to clean out hole by removing the drywall out of the hole.

  2. Use scissors to cut drywall mesh.
    • Use scissors to cut drywall mesh.

    • To ensure that the entire hole is covered, cut a piece of mesh larger than the size of the hole.

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  4. Use a damp sponge to apply moisture to make the mesh stick to the wall, covering the entire hole. Use a damp sponge to apply moisture to make the mesh stick to the wall, covering the entire hole.
    • Use a damp sponge to apply moisture to make the mesh stick to the wall, covering the entire hole.

  5. Use a drywall knife to apply the drywall compound over the mesh. Make sure to spread a generous amount over the entire mesh. Let the compound dry for about 30 minutes. You can speed up the drying process by placing a fan directly in front of the drying compound.
    • Use a drywall knife to apply the drywall compound over the mesh. Make sure to spread a generous amount over the entire mesh.

    • Let the compound dry for about 30 minutes.

    • You can speed up the drying process by placing a fan directly in front of the drying compound.

  6. Once compound is dry, use sandpaper to smooth out the entire surface of the dried compound.
    • Once compound is dry, use sandpaper to smooth out the entire surface of the dried compound.

  7. Paint over the surface with a paint brush. Use paint that matches the rest of the wall for best results. Use paint that matches the rest of the wall for best results.
    • Paint over the surface with a paint brush.

    • Use paint that matches the rest of the wall for best results.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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