Patching Walls – Maintenance
So today we’ll show you how to patch any imperfections or even holes in the wall. If it is a big hole, you’ll need to get some mesh tape or a backer to put the mud on first. For small imperfections like the one in the video you won’t need to do that. If you’re doing several patches at once, it may save time to start with the biggest/deepest holes first so they have more time to dry.
First step is to get some spackle and smear it over the hole or imperfection. Then you’ll want to scrape off any excess. As it dries, it will shrink a little bit so you may have do a second coat. Once it’s dried, sand it so it’s flat.
Next, you’ll want to prime the patch for paint. If you don’t prime it before painting it won’t look the same. It will look dull and not smooth. I usually just get a spray can of primer unless I have a lot of priming to do. Once the primer has dried you can go ahead and paint.
If you don’t have the same paint you’ll need to get a paint match. You can cut out a square about one inch wide and take it to the hardware store to get a match.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Thanks for watching, and have a great day!