Patching screw holes in drywall – DIY Home Improvement

Patching screw holes in drywall – DIY Home Improvement


Hey, it’s Joanne with Broadcast Sunny. So my husband was fixing some holes in the sheetrock and I grabbed my camera and
started filming. So I hope you enjoy it. These are the holes that he is working
on. We just want to scuff it up a little bit with sandpaper just to smooth it out.
So you don’t need much? No and then the trick is you want to
take something rounded, the back of a screwdriver, anything hard and rounded.
And you want to just press it in a little bit that’s all you need just a little
divot to get that paper pushed in just enough because if you were just to go
over with spackle it. [Joanne:comes out] When you sand it smooth you’ll see the paper again. Just enough to push it in. I kind of see
that’s been pushed in. That’s good. That’s the point. okay so I smear it on and if there are
bubbles you can smooth it out. I just kind of going over it. But then what I
want to do … if I just go straight down it ends up real thick on the top and then
that’s a pain to sand off. So what I’m gonna do is go down and press on the
right side and then I’m gonna press on the left side And if there’s a seam in the middle
that’ll sand down really easily so I’m gonna leave that. Okay you’re not gonna
do the top and bottom? No, no. Because you were able to reach across it?
You can see that it’s nice and thin. Now I can still see a bubble of the …. That’s where the actual hole was but that will sand down real nicely, so that’s ok but what I don’t want to do is just that because then when I send it
that’ll end up it won’t end up okay You’ll still see the hole. Right so you have to make sure there is extra. So I kind of want it to look like a pyramid when I’m done so if I do that by the time I sand this down you’ll see the hole again. In that one I see bubbles.
Yeah, I want to get rid of the bubbles all right so now you have to let it dry
and this is the color of the wet and this is the color of the dry so you
waiting for it to all be that one color. This spackle has dried. See, it’s all one
color and that’s how you know it’s dry. And we are about to sand. It creates a lot
of dust so you might want to cover furniture all around all around it. Wear a dust mask. So I start by going around the edges where I put a little more pressure right at the edges. Until they are nice and smooth. And once the edges are done, I put my palm flat on it. And make circular motions And I’m going to stop as soon as I see the hole. See the outline of the hole or the outline of what I was doing. You can see it? Where? Well I can see the actual paint line I don’t see the hole. Oh so you’re not done with sanding? Nope, I’m done with that one. Oh you’re done? I thought you said
you have to do it until you see the outline of the hole? well I know because of the paint the old paint was there and I can see the outline of that but the holes right
behind it. The old bracket was here and they just painted around it. Oh there
was white paint there. okay I just started to see that so I
know. And That it’s that’s one of the reasons why you, when you put the speckle down,
you cover there the whole area there so you can see the paint. Because it wasn’t smooth where the old paint the new paint. Ok, I have a question.
So you see how this the wall is kind of textured? Yeah. When you paint over it, is
it gonna have this this bumpy kind of or does it…. It’ll be uniform you won’t notice
the fact that this is smooth and this is bumpy. Why won’t you? Because the
paint is thick enough that you won’t see the difference. Oh okay. Is that essentially it? Well, see how this has shrunk, especially larger holes, the
spackle is gonna shrink. Yeah. And you might need to hit it a second time. Yeah, you can see the outline of the hole, and it’s still not smooth. I can
still see a little part that’s okay so I’m just gonna have to put a very thin
skinned spackle over it but that’ll dry quickly. If you have a lot of holes just
to remind myself I usually put a light mark Just so I know which ones I need to cover again. Before a project oftentimes he goes
around and inspect the walls, marks the areas that need working on with a pencil
mark. This is the finished project the curtain rod is secured with the holes
that were left so you’re looking in the area just below and just above it and I
do not see it this is with two coats of paint thanks for watching at home with
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