Got a hole in your wall?
You might wanna fix that. Scroll down to see how we'd do it.
How to fix a drywall in 3 easy steps?
Step 1. Identify and prepare
First, identify the size of the damage and evaluate the best Plasterplug size. Then use the Plasterplug tool set or a drill to make a right sized hole. The hole should be slightly smaller than the Plasterplug, for example for a 12 mm plug you should drill the hole to 11 mm.
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This step only applies to you if you're using the small 12 or 18 mm plugs. The bigger plugs are already cut to smaller pieces. How long you want your plugs to be depends on the amount of empty space behind your wall. So go ahead and measure the depth of the hole now. Also the plug is thinner in one end and thicker in the other so you can play around and choose the perfect fit.
Then break your plug (by hand) to the correct size. There are pre-made markings on the plugs that'll make it super easy.
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Step 2. Insert the plug and apply filler
Now this is where things get really interesting. You get to push the plug in the hole. If you drilled the hole to a correct size the plug should slide in with just a bit of friction. You won't want it to be too easy because then the plug won't stay in place but you won't want it to be too tight because then you'll just end up using more energy than needed.
If you used a too small drill bit you can try sanding the hole. It'll make the plug fit better. But don't sand too much!
Then if you went a little crazy and made the hole too big your can always spread a little bit of filler to the sides of the hole and then sand to make it all better again.
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Step 3. Finish
We're almost there! Now that you patiently waited for 1 to 5 hours you get to sand the surface.
For the bigger and deeper holes you may need to spread more filler after sanding because even with our low shrinking filler there may be some shrinkage, depending on conditions. In such a case, re-apply filler, wait and then make it nice and smooth again.
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You're actually done! There's nothing more to do here except congratulate yourself and maybe pop open a cold one because your wall looks awesome and it's just like new.
You can even drill a new screw to the same spot to hold that painting your daughter made at pre-school or a picture of your dog or whatever.