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.