Last Updated on January 18, 2021Repair a drywall is often a big concern when it’s time to move. And you know it, it’s going to happen, you will get cracks, holes, dents, and deep scratches on your walls. But if they are made of drywall then you should be happy, because that can be easily repaired. Don’t worry, you will not need an expert or a professional to fix it for you. Save that money to buy yourself a reward for when you flawlessly fix the drywall without anyone’s help! Safety Tip: When you repair a drywall, especially when you cut or sand it, you need to wear protective eyewear and a dust mask! Keep reading on to learn everything about drywall repair.
1. How to fix a small drywall damageThe majority of drywall damages are minors because they consist of the nail and screw holes, cracks, and popped nail heads. You don’t need to have a drywall repair kit for this repair. Just follow the instructions below carefully.
- With your finger or a putty knife, fill the small holes and dents with lightweight spackle.
- Make sure the spackle is perfectly even with the rest of the drywall.
- Let the spackle dry for 15 to 30 minutes (or the time recommended to you by the manufacturer).
- Use fine-grunt sandpaper to smoothen the area.
- Do touch-ups of the paint.
2. How to repair a drywall crack
- By using a utility knife, widen the crack a little bit they brush the dust away.
- Fill the crack with lightweight spackle.
- Apply a very thin layer of spackle on the entire surface, then smooth it with a puffy knife.
- Let it dry for 15 to 30 minutes then smoothen the area with sandpaper.
- All the debris must be brushed away before doing touch-ups with the paint.
- If the crack is wider than ½ inch, then you need to cover it with self-adhesive fiberglass drywall tape.
- Follow the same instructions as before.
- If needed, you can add another layer of joint compound.
- Do the needed paint touch-ups.