to Medium-Size Holes
Rating 1.5 -Beginner
Remove all cover plates, or any
items that may interfere with patching your hole.
Remove any loose pieces, dirt and dust from the
Use drywall tape or adhesive
mesh tape, found at
or your local hardware store. Be sure to cover
the full crack using multiple strips if
|Applying Drywall Compound
Apply joint compound (a.k.a.
drywall compound, or plaster wall fix) with a
joint taping knife, medium sized putty knife or
scraper. Smooth and feather out the surface with
your knife. Feathering helps blend the slightly
higher seams into the wall surface.
Allow the patch to dry
thoroughly and then sand it to a smooth
surface. Use #220
grit sandpaper. Rap sand paper around a
sanding block or piece of wood to prevent
digging into the newly patched surface.
Apply an additional layer of
plaster compound if necessary, feathering
outward to help blend seams. Once dry, sand
smooth as before.
|Priming and Finish Paint Coat
After sanding, remove all plaster dust with
a Tack cloth.
Prime the plaster patch with
Ben Moore primer,
to seal the patch and prepare the surface for
your finished coat of paint. Allow to dry
Paint over primer with your
appropriate wall color. Allow to dry, then
replace any cover plates, pictures, etc.
Your completed wall!
Clean brushes up
with warm, soapy water (latex paints).
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