For some, repairing a hole in your drywall may seem like a difficult fix but with the right tools and a little time most homeowners can repair it quite easily.
1.The first thing you should do is mark off an area slightly larger than the hole that you are repairing.
2. Next, using a drywall knife cut out a square in the drywall around the four side that you have marked off.
3. Measure the hole that you have cut out in the drywall and then cut out a replacement piece using new drywall.
4. To reinforce your patch, use a thin piece of scrap wood that extends slightly larger than the hole that you have cut. Place the wood into the hole so that it extends equally above and below the hole. Using drywall screws, attach the piece of wood through the existing drywall.
5. Next, place your new piece of drywall into the hole that you have cut out and secure it to the piece of wood using drywall screws so that it is flush with the surrounding drywall.
6. Using a 6 inch taping knife, apply joint compound over the repaired area using a thin coat. Allow it to completely dry and then lightly sand before applying additional coats. Be sure that you sand between each coat that you apply. You will probably need to repeat this step at least twice and possibly three times to ensure a nice seamless patch.
7. Once you have a smooth patch, you will then need to prime the patch using a quality primer. Once the primer is dry, you can now paint over the repaired area using your touch up paint. Since paint does fade over time, the touch up paint may not match perfectly. If that is the case, you will need to paint the entire wall from corner to corner so that the paint will blend nicely.
Using these steps you should be able to repair most small holes in your drywall. If this job is something that you would rather leave to a professional then contact a local Pelham AL painting contractor for assistance.