Patching Up Those Holes in your Apartment Walls
You had some posters and frames hung up on the walls with tacks and nails, but now you’ve decided to redesign your place, take them down, and move a few onto a different wall in your apartment. The problem is: those nasty looking holes are still there…staring at you…laughing in that hole in the wall sort of way.
You’d love to patch them up and forget about them, but aren’t exactly sure how. Learning is worth it though because you’ll have less to worry about when you one day, many years down the line move into a different place.
As always, we’re here to help you! Our apartment hole patching up experts, whom bear the title “Apholepatchperts,” have come up with a “how to” check list to help you get those holes fixed in no time!
It’s Putty Time- Apply a color-matched wood putty to the nail or pin hole. Try to fill in the hole completely then level it with the surrounding area. Allow the putty to completely dry.
A Light Sanding- Sand the putty gently until it’s smooth and level with the surrounding area.
Stop! it’s Painting Time- Once the puttied area seems flush and smooth with the rest of the wall, you’ll want to paint the area the same color as the rest of the wall. In many cases it’s best to go ahead and paint the entire wall to make sure your color matches. Don’t forget to put down plastic paint clothes to protect the carpet as well as tape off the areas of touching other walls and ceiling that you don’t want to get paint on.
Let the paint dry and your holes should be patched up. Depending on the type of paint used and the thickness of the coat put on, you may want to paint over the wall one more time. This sounds more complicated than it really is. Once you have all the supplies, get to working, and it should only take you a few hours! Good luck!