How To Fix Nail Holes in Drywall

When it comes to home improvement, projects that are as simple as drilling a nail into the wall so that you can hang a picture of your loved ones or perhaps a painting will eventually experience some form of renovation. Even if you are not the type to perform do-it-yourself projects, you will inevitably feel the need to rearrange certain pieces of furniture and decorations (and even if you don’t, a family member probably will). This means that you have to clean up after your previous work, the most common being the holes made by the nails you used to hang pictures.

Thankfully, this is a project that will not take up most of your day, and you can do it with little effort so long as you know how to do it, as well as have the right materials for the job. This article will help those who are inexperienced in do-it-yourself projects, and even veterans of other projects who just happen to not know exactly what to do.

So if you are willing to shell out a little more effort than usual to fixing the nail holes on your drywall, then keep on reading and follow the instructions provided in this simple step-by-step process.

  • Purchase or collect the materials you need. Removing the nail holes from your wall can be as simple as drilling them in, so long as you have the proper materials. These include a putty knife, a joint compound mixture (they sell these compounds already mixed, so you should have no trouble), some sandpaper, the original paint of your wall (as well as painting supplies) and a wooden block. Once you have these in your possession, continue on to the next set of instructions.
  • Make good use of your putty knife. Dip your putty knife in the compound mixture and use it very carefully fill the nail holes in the drywall. This process can take a while, depending on how many holes there are, but it is still a relatively simple process as all you have to really do is fill the nail holes with the compound mixture.
  • Wait for the mixture to dry and continue with your work. Waiting for the compound mixture to dry should not take longer than an hour or so. Once it has completely dried, you can now wrap your sandpaper around the little wooden block you have, creating a very effective sanding block. With this sanding block, you can use it on the filled hole in order to flatten the compound that filled the hole and ready it for painting (make sure you flush the wall before doing so).
  • Paint over the filled hole. The last step in the process of fixing the nail holes in your drywall is painting over it with your desired color. It can be any color you want, but it is recommended that you paint it with its original color—otherwise, the end result will not look quite right.

And you are finished with your work. Make yourself something nice and cold and enjoy it as you wait for the paint to dry. Afterwards, inspect your work and be proud.


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