Minor Drywall Repair

General

Uh oh, your recliner just hit the wall and left a noticeable dip or small tear in the drywall.  Now what should you do?  The good news is this is an easy fix as long as the damage is fairly small, leaving some or most of the drywall in the back of the damage rather than a large opening.

  1. Purchase a small amount of lightweight ready mix, light joint compound from your local hardware store.
  2. Using a 6” putty knife, apply enough compound to slight overfill the area.
  3. Beginning from left to right, lightly spread the compound across the dip in the wall. Remove excess from your putty knife.
  4. Add a little more compound. Now spread from right to left. Remove excess from your putty knife.
  5. Next, angle the knife handle closer to the wall and smooth across the dip so the dip is now flush with the wall.
  6. Allow to dry overnight.
  7. In a circular motion, gently sand the area until smooth so there are no edges around the compound and the repair is flush with the wall.
  8. Wipe with a damp cloth, and allow to dry for 10 minutes.
  9. Now touch up the area with matching wall paint by using a brush. Feather the paint out a few inches from the area to blend into the existing wall paint.

Congratulations! You just fixed the damage.  Abram’s Painting will be happy to help talk you through any drywall repairs.  Just let us know.

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