The walls of a home are built to be sturdy, durable, and last for a very long time. But that doesn’t mean they’re invincible because holes, scratches, and other types of wall damage are all too common. Fortunately, there are economical ways to do wall repairs and creative painting tactics to make you forget the damage ever happened.
Here are the basics of wall repair, including the best methods to repair a wall and how paint can beautifully cover a newly repaired area.
How to Repair a Hole in the Wall
The basic materials that you will need to repair a hole in the wall are sandpaper, a putty knife, spackle or plaster, a wall hole patch, and a wet sponge. First, remove any loose debris from the damaged area before starting your drywall repair.
Then place a wall hole patch on the wall using a wet sponge and apply spackle or plaster around the hole with a putty knife. Use sandpaper to sand down the area until its smooth. After doing this type of drywall repair, you may want to spray the area with a texture spray before moving on to the painting portion of the project.
Methods for Drywall Repair
Although the aforementioned method is common for most wall repairs, you can use some alternative methods as well for minor holes.
For example, you can fill very small holes with white toothpaste because it dries to perform like spackle. Another suggestion is to use a mixture of super glue and baking soda for ultra-strong wall repair with items you likely already have around the house. For larger drywall repair projects, you might need to cut a piece of drywall or even cardboard a bit larger than your hole to serve as a patch or call in a professional to help.
Covering the Newly Repaired Spot with Paint
It’s important to properly repair a wall before painting it, but once the area is dry and smooth, you are ready to prime the surface. Primer is important because it helps fill imperfections and allows the top coat of paint to adhere to the surface better. Paint the wall in all directions with the primer for the best coverage, and then move on to your desired paint color.
Get Creative with Your Wall Repair Project
Small wall holes can often be easily painted over and never noticed again; however, large holes may require a bit more creativity. To draw attention away from textural differences due to a wall repair, consider painting over the entire area with a drastically dark color to serve as an accent wall.
You can also incorporate a custom mural onto the affected wall to distract your eyes from the damage and liven up the space. Perhaps your wall damage was a benefit in disguise to help you take a fun new direction with your interior design!
How Paintzen Can Help Make Your Wall Beautiful Again
Not only does Paintzen specialize in painting projects, but our skilled contracting crews can also repair and install drywall, as well as add skim coating to create a smooth finish before starting to paint. Meanwhile, Paintzen project managers can help you get inspired after wall damage with a wide variety of custom painting services, such as hand-painted murals, logo painting Venetian plaster, and specialty faux finishes.
Whether your wall damage is minor or major, we are your reliable local source for all things painting and wall coverings, and our revolutionary quoting technology can give you an up-front estimate of what your project will cost. So, request a fast and free quote online now or give us a call at 866-343-9981 to stop stressing over your drywall repair woes and enjoy every square inch of your beautiful home.