Hollow-Wall Hole Repair

Wall holes can be repaired quickly and easily if you know what to do. You just need a few basic tools, some drywall patching compound and paint, and a little bit of patience. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Remove the damaged drywall.

To begin, remove the damaged drywall. Use a drywall saw to cut out the damaged drywall and then tap out any nails with a hammer. Vacuum up any debris that remains on top of your subflooring before moving on to Step 2.

Step 2: Clean up the area to be patched with a vacuum and a damp rag.

Clean up the area to be patched with a vacuum and a damp rag.

Use a vacuum to clean up dust and debris. Then, use a moist cloth or paper towel to wipe away any excess dirt or grime that’s on the wall around the hole. This will help ensure your patch blends in seamlessly with your walls when you’re done painting it.

Step 3: Cut a piece of drywall to fit snugly into the hole.

  • Measure the size of the hole. Use a tape measure to determine the length and width of your repair area, then subtract 1/2 inch from each measurement. This will leave enough room for drywall compound when you’re finished patching up your wall.
  • Cut your piece of drywall with a utility knife or drywall saw in order to create an opening that’s slightly smaller than what you measured earlier (so it fits snugly into