It seems like doors sometimes open at the slightest touch. What’s the rest? A dingy doorknob hole. You need to fix pesky holes in your drywall, whether you have children or are a bone-clumsy. Keep reading to find out how!
What you’ll need:
- Mesh that self-adhesive
- Drywall Knife
- Utility Knife
- Lightweight Joint Compound
- Sanding sponge
- Dust Mask
- Safety goggles
- Drywall Saw
- Latex Primer
- Drop Cloth
All of the tools and supplies listed above can be purchased at a local hardware or home improvement store for a fair price. You can also buy a patch kit for small holes, such as those caused by doorknobs. Ask a representative at the store for assistance in finding the right one for you. Below is a guide for patching a hole in your doorknob.
Drop a cloth under your work area later. This will trap all dust and debris.
You can use your utility knife to remove any debris from the holes.
Place the self-adhesive mesh over the hole.
Apply the lightweight joint compound to the self-adhesive patch using your drywall knife. To ensure even coverage, use a crisscrossing pattern. To blend the compound into your wall, taper the edges. You can spread thin coats of joint compound by increasing the pressure.
Allow the drywall joint compound dry completely.
Add another coat of lightweight joint compound.
After the compound has dried completely, you can smoothen it with your sanding pad. It may take several attempts to get a smooth surface.
It’s time to finish the job!
After you’ve sanded the dry joint compound, it is time to prime and paint. Use a high-quality primer and paint. Also, ensure that the paint color matches the wall color. It can be difficult to match wall colors on your own, so it is best to have your color matched by a store representative. Sometimes, a color chart will show a different shade from what you see once the paint has dried. This should be avoided with some thought.