- Self adhesive metal patch
- Drywall compound
- Flat blade
- Texture roller
- Drop cloth
Now, as you can see, the steel patch is much, much larger than the hole. They make these patches in all different sizes, but I like the big ones because when we put joint compound over the top it's harder to see the lump where the patch is. It really spreads it out. Just try to cover the entire surface with the joint compound. You don't have to be too neat at first. Once you have most of the surface covered you wanna start putting it on a little thicker 'cause we're gonna have to put a texture on this so it looks like the rest of the wall. If you do it right you won't be able to see any of the patch underneath.
Now if you have a slick, smooth wall finish you just need to sand over this so it matches. If you've got a textured surface, like we do on this wall, you need what's called a texture roller. Before it dries just go back and forth across it. And this has a knock-down texture to it, so we just actually pull the tops off of it. And then you just let it dry and come back with a touch-up paint that matches the wall. If you take your time and do a good job with the texture and the touch-up paint you'll never know where the hole was in the sheetrock.
To prevent that from happening again, go out and buy a door stop. It cost less than a dollar. Drill a hole in your baseboard. Just put them in hand tight. If you'd like more information, you can contact us on the Internet or write to us here at the station.