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How To Fix a Screw Hole in Just One Afternoon

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How To Fix a Screw Hole in Just One Afternoon


If you’re moving out of a rental home or want to give your walls a new, modern look, the small holes that screws create in drywall can create a large eyesore. You’ll find screws holding up shelving units, curtain rods, and other heavy duty decorations. Now here’s some good news: you can fix this kind of damage over the course of an afternoon.

Here are the steps that you’ll need to follow on how to fix a screw hole

#1. Clean out the edges of the hole. Screws tend to rotate a small portion of the drywall surface outward as they’re being screwed in, but don’t reverse the process when removed. Sanding down the edges and cleaning out any debris will help create a flush surface later on.

#2. Fill the hole. There are several options available to you for this step. Joint compound is often used, but it is essential to fill in the hole all the way with the compound to prevent it from contracting as it dries. Wall caulking can also accomplish the same feat. We prefer a small caulking plug to seal the screw hole, followed by joint compound, for a secure repair. Allow to dry and then sand flush.

#3. Add texture if needed. This step is often missed. A little extra texture on the repair site creates a seamless repair.

#4. Finish by painting over the repair site. Use matching paint to cover the repair site. Even if the joint compound or caulk matches the tone of the wall, the paint will help to maintain the integrity of the wall.

It takes a little extra work to fill-in a screw hole, but it can be done. Follow these steps and your wall will look brand new in just one afternoon.

If you’d like a little extra help, then be sure to contact us today at 631-484-41540 to discuss how our expertise can be combined with your vision to create something amazing.

Interior Preparation Services include:

  • removing all peeled and loose paint
  • sanding for smooth surfaces
  • calking all cracks and seams
  • patching cracked, damaged and uneven areas
  • priming new, exposed and raw wooden parts
  • masking and covering all surrounding areas and furniture
  • removing wallpaper
  • anti mildew treatment and dry rot repair
  • sample color demonstration
  • hand brush work on corners
  • minor carpentry work

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