How to repair a hole in drywall: A step-by-step guide

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  • I am a former carpenter and had to fix a lot of drywall holes on various projects.
  • Instead of paying a handyman to repair holes in your drywall, you can fix most holes yourself with just a few simple tools.
  • I recommend the 3M PPP Wall Repair Kit, which has a 4 inch adhesive patch and all the essentials you will need.

Whether you live in a house or rent an apartment, you inevitably have to repair holes in the drywall. Perhaps you’ve made a mistake about where a framed photo would be best hung on your walls, or you’re just fed up with looking at the dent your doorknob has made. No matter how careful you want to be, it’s only a matter of time before you have a few dents, bumps, and holes in your walls.

The prospect of fixing them can be daunting. As a former carpenter I’ve had to do this a lot and it’s actually easier than you might expect.

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