How to repair minor wall damage

29 Oct, 2020

Dents dings, and holes in interior walls are an unfortunate reality of life. Whether it was caused by moving furniture around the home, or the kids deciding it was a good idea to sling shot pebbles at the wall in the hallway. They’re bound to happen at one stage or another.

Thankfully, many minor wall repairs can be conducted by any competent DIYer. We’ll look at how to repair minor damages to interior walls in your Sydney home. For larger more complex repairs it might be worth seeking the assistance of a professional plasterer

 

How to repair minor wall damage

For dents and dings. These repairs are quite easy to do and can be performed in just a few minutes. You’ll need some form of plaster or fast drying, sand able wall repair filler, which you can purchase from your local hardware store.

1. Using a paint scraper or similar tool scrape away any loose debris from the wall

2. Clean the repair area ensuring that it is free of dust, dirt and or grime.

3. Using a filling blade or spatula fill the dent with the filler

4. Allow the repair to dry (see product instructions for drying time)

5. Sand the repair area with fine grade sandpaper until smooth and flush with wall

6. Prime surface and allow primer to dry

7. Paint surface

fixing dents in this Sydney home

How to repair small holes in walls

For small holes, such as those created by a doorknob you’ll need a few other pieces of equipment and some extra materials.

The process is very similar to repairing dents only this time you’ll need a patch to cover the hole. The patch will act as a support structure for the plaster or filler to adhere to.

Again, you can purchase these from your local hardware store. You can even get wall repair kits with everything you need to get the job done.

fixing a hole in a gyprock wall

1. Using a paint scraper or similar tool scrape away any loose debris from the wall

2. Clean the repair area ensuring that it is free of dust, dirt and or grime

3. Place a self-adhesive patch over the hole ensuring adequate overlap (approx. 5cm from the edge of the hole to the edge of the patch)

4. Using a filling blade or spatula cover the patch with filler. Try to feather the edges so it blends with the wall and your repair will be less noticeable.

5. Allow the repair to dry (see product instructions for drying time)

6. Apply second coat if necessary

7. Sand the repair area with fine grade sandpaper until smooth and flush with wall

8. Prime surface and allow primer to dry

9. Paint surface

 

Now you know how to repair minor dents, dings and holes in your home’s plasterboard walls. Get out to your local hardware store, pick up the necessary supplies and away you go. If you’re not in the mood to fix your walls yourself, or have some significant holes or other damages to your walls or ceilings you can always hire a local professional plasterer to get a smooth sleek finish, so much so that you’ll forget that the damage was ever done.

If you’re located in Sydney and you’re looking for a plasterer to do some repair work on your property don’t hesitate to get in touch with Paul, a friendly Sydney plasterer for a free quote on your project.

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