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Patching holes in the wall

PartyDad
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Patching holes in the wall

We hosted a 18th birthday party on the weekend and there was some over-enthusiastic dancing. I now have to repair four holes in the wall. I've never done it before - the extent of my previous repair jobs is using polyfilla to fill a crack. 

 

Anyone got any tips for attacking these? Would they all require the same approach? 

 

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Community Manager Jason
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Re: Patching holes in the wall

Oh dear @PartyDad, it looks like the guests had a good time of it. 

 

I would recommend you start here - How to fix a hole in a plaster wall. It includes the tools and materials that you will need. I will also embed the video below. 

 

I'm sure Workshop members will also be happy to assist. Let me extend a very warm welcome to the community. I trust you'll get plenty of helpful advice and inspiration for your projects from our members.

 

Good luck with the repairs.

 

Jason

 

 

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PartyDad
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Re: Patching holes in the wall

Will give it a go. Can't make things worse! I guess I can always call in a professional if I stuff it up.
PartyDad
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Re: Patching holes in the wall

Patched the three holes successfully following the advice on the video. They look almost perfect. 

 

Had as a bit more trouble with the crack. Made a bit of a mess by putting too much filler on the first go yesterday, then sanding it back today its still a bit uneven and messy. Think I will need to sand it all off and start again next weekend.

PartyDad
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Re: Patching holes in the wall

Had another go this morning and it’s come up well. Didn’t need to use any more filler, just needed a good sand now that it was all nice and dry. It’s lovely and smooth now and ready for painting.

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