Photo: 8x8 HDX wall patch, spackle knife, and spackle bought at Home Depot

You don’t need a man (or a lot of money) to patch a hole in the wall

Today I learned that it is pretty easy to patch a hole in the wall.  If it is relatively small, you can just use putty/spackle to cover the hole.  However, if it is large, you will have to get a patch to help you keep the spackle in place.

The hole pictured below has been there ever since I moved in here.  A wild hair and a trip to Home Depot to buy furnace filters inspired me to fix this hole.  It cost me just over $15.

All you need is:

  • Wall repair patch – $5.68  (I needed a large 8″ x 8″ patch)
  • Spackle – $4.97 (I could’ve saved myself $2 by getting the smaller tub, but what can I say, I am a rookie!)
  • Sandpaper  – $3.97 (used pre- and post-spackle to smooth rough edges)
  • Putty knife – $1.79

Total cost: $16.41


While I was there, I also copped this pretty pinkish red Behr Interior Eggshell Enamel found for the low ($9, normally $25.96) in the reject section.

Photo: Pretty pinkish red Behr Interior Eggshell Enamel found for the low ($9) in the reject section of Home Depot


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