Big projects like painting the house or putting in new floors can transform the look and feel of your home. Don’t forget the power of small fixes and repairs that if left untreated may become an unintentional focal point of the room. Check out this cheap, quick and easy fix to patch a drywall hole below.
- Wire screen, 99 cents (actually an envelope sorter made out of screen — a big savings since a roll of screen at the big box store is about $20 or more)
- String, 99 cents
- Pencil, 99 cents
- Joint knife, 99 cents
- Masking tape, 99 cents
- Sandpaper, 99 cents
- Drywall compound, 3.58
- Sizzle cologne, 99 cents (to get party-ready)
Total: $10.51 (if you can’t resist the Sizzle)
What you do:
- Cut the wire screen 2 inches larger than the hole.
- Tie one end of the string to the pencil and thread the other end through the middle of the screen—then bend the screen, and insert it and the pencil into the hole.
- Pull the string until the screen is flat against the hole (the pencil helps push the screen flat against the drywall) and hold it taut while you apply the drywall compound.
- Tape the string to the wall to hold the screen in place as the compound dries.
- Cut the string when dry.
- Sand and smooth compound with joint knife.
SRC: Read more about this Quick and Easy Fix fix to patch a drywall hole at: www.houselogic.com/blog/repair-tips/99-cent-store-solution-3-patch-drywall-hole/