Nail holes in drywall nail are the most typical sort of drywall damage. It is necessary to have gaps in your drywall to shelves or install curtains. Everyone loves hanging family photos and wall art. However, it is just as important to know how to patch nail holes in your drywall.
Luckily, these are easy repairs if you follow the suggestions below.
How to Patch Nail Holes in Drywall: Materials and Tools Needed
Repair Drywall Nail Holes
Before you start, be sure you the equipment and tools listed above as well as a small amount of paint that matches your wall color.
Be advised, if you intend to patch numerous spots on the same wall, that you prime and repaint the whole wall. You don't want places of paint that appear newer than the rest of the wall. Color, like everything else, disappears slightly with age and is discolored by dirt and dust.
If you do repaint just one spot, be warned that newly painted patches might be visible afterward. If this occurs, you should paint the whole wall. There's nothing wrong with hiring an interior painting professional to do the task for you if your painting skills aren't the best.
Prepping the Hole
With a razor knife, carefully get rid of any paper around the entrance of the hole.
Filling the Hole
Put a little spackling on your putty knife and push the spackle into the gap. Be sure to fill the hole. Then, go back over to scrape away any excess spackle.
Sand the Patch
After you've filled the drywall nail holes with spackle, sand the whole area using sandpaper. Be sure you sand any bumps in your spackle even with the rest of the wall. Slide your hand over the sanded patch. It should feel smooth.
Priming the Patch
Before repainting, you need to apply the drywall primer to the patched area. If you don't use a primer, the spackled spot looks shinier than the rest of the wall.
Now, you can repaint the spot. As stated earlier, the place might be noticeable, especially if the wall paint is faded and old. The best practice is to repaint the whole wall.
If you want more information on how to fix nail holes in your drywall, call Rochester Painting and speak with one of our friendly expert painters.
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