No Spackle Hole Repair

I like to move pieces of art and family photos that hang on my walls every so often to keep things fresh, or to make room for holiday decorations. Sometimes this requires me to move the picture hanger, those that aren't damage free type. The resulting hole would normally be filled with spackle, sanded, then painted. A lot of effort for such a minor imperfection.


One day while painting a room with latex paint, I noticed that larger drops of paint, when left to dry, became pliable like a putty. I hit on the idea that this half dried paint could be rolled into a a tiny ball and smashed into a hole left by a picture hanger. It worked. Even if you need to lightly sand smooth, the color is through and through. I just drop a few drops of the right color onto a piece of plastic wrap, allow to dry, roll it, and into the hole it goes. Done! No messy sanding and having to get out a brush.

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September 1, 20190 found this helpful

As long as you own the wall, but landlords don't always see it as a proper patch and frown on repairs done haphazardly.

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September 6, 20190 found this helpful

Than show the landlord your steel toes & give 'em a full boot to the add, that'll get him jump started to doing the halfasshurts & do the job he is getting paid to do in the 1st place. Damn landlords want to keep raising rent with a buttload of rules, well the money's in the rent that people over pay for the tiny little hole that takes a rocket scientist & the 3 people needed to screw a light bulb in to conquer the patching of a hole in the wall.

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September 7, 20190 found this helpful

True, but remember that you are filling a tiny nail hole with very little or no overflow of filling. It's virtually invisible.

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