When it comes to patching holes, we find that holes in the bathroom walls are prevalent. Towel bars loosen and pull out. So do toilet paper holders, shower rods, decorative objects, shelf placements – there are a lot of opportunities for holes to pop up all around the bathroom.
This is a very useful skill to master; we will show you how to handle this project from start to finish and patch small holes in the walls.
Newspaper or old towel
4-inch putty knife
Nylon mesh tape
Put down newspaper or an old towel to protect the floor beneath the hole.
With the utility knife, cut out any bits of drywall which are protruding out of a hole
Lightly scuff up the painted area around the hole with the sandpaper (about an inch around).
1. Place a piece of nylon mesh tape over the hole. For very small holes (like from a screw and plastic anchor), this step is not necessary.
2. With a dab of spackle on your putty knife, smear the spackle over the hole and tape.
3. Smooth out the spackle and let it dry. If, when it is dry, you see that another coat is needed, sand lightly and pass another coat.
When it is completely dry, sand any raised edges, prime and paint.