You see a lot of these holes in the wall where a doorknob has gone through the sheet rock or wallboard. You can use a laundry detergent bottle cap for this as fix. Find the size cap that slides into the round knob hole. Apply a small bead of silicone seal or gorilla glue to the back of the flare-out on the cap.
You can also dress this up by cutting out the hole size (2 1/2 inches) in a small piece of paneling. Arrange how you want it to look, and glue it behind the cap-flare before inserting in the wall.
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By VIETVET from Perkinston, MS
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Mix a half teaspoon of vinegar into each quart of plaster you use on your next repair job, and the "mud" will take longer to set up, thereby giving you just that much more working time.
If you have a disposable bakers bag and a plain round tip, you can put a few tablespoons of putty in the bakers bag and pipe it into the hole.
This project shows how to patch a hole in your wall, after removing a screw, properly before painting over it again. It is cheap and easy to do and it doesn't take very long to do.
The first thing you need to do is determine if the hole is near electrical wiring. If it is, make sure the power is off to that wall or the whole room.
When filling holes before painting, mix the filler with the paint instead of water. It will be easy to match the colour afterwards and the patch won't be so noticeable.
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I am going to paint my bathroom ceiling and am having a problem with a hole in my ceiling. It is small, near a corner of the wall. How do i patch it? Is there a way to do it without having to tape and compound? Or without takiing the whole piece down?
I have had success using caulking to fill fairly good sized holes.Make sure it is smooth when you finish because you cannot sand it.Also make sure it is paintable caulk.Best of Luck
If the hole is 'right through' you should stuff some newspaper into it so there will be backing for your patching material. Make sure the paper does not bulge out beyond the finished surface, then use inexpensive, drywall spackle from the hardware store. I use the lightweight variety that dries quickly and can be sanded.
Cut the hole out with a narrow blade saw to form a neat rectangle, avoid the corner angle itself if possible. Cut a piece of board slightly larger than the hole and put a small screw through the centre to give you a 'handle'. Manipulate the piece of board at an angle through the hole and lay it inside/on top of the hole. Apply a stripe of appropriate contact adhesive to the edges of the board/hole, (this can be applied before inserting the patch in the hole).
You can buy sheetrock repair kits at any home improvement store. They are very easy to use and don't cost a lot.
Wall patches are a great idea. They come in different sizes from 4 inches to 6. Put the patch over the hole and take a heavy weight spackling or like a 20 minute joint compound and spread over the hole patch and be sure to flare out from the end of the patch about 3 to 6 inches.
I have a wall in my shower that had cracked tiles and started out to be a small hole but now it has grown. I am covering it with a poster board. I am wondering what to do to repair the sheetrock and retile it? Who would I call to help me fix this, a plumber or a contractor? Any suggestions?
call a tile guy or do it yourself. many how to's on the web.
search for how to repair tile or how to install.
seems like a lot of tools are involved so paying a guy to do it is probably best. many cycles of drying involved. with a pro it'll still take at least 3 days for install/dry/install/dry/install stages.
Drywall in shower is not the same as on a regular wall. If doing this on your own be sure and get proper instruction for what supplies you will need to use.
I had a fiend from my church take all the old tile off the wall & put a tub-surround ( fiberglass type) on the wall. he was able to get me a used one which saved me a lot of money. He is just a handyman type of person who has done several repairs to his house.