REPAIRING WALL DINGS AND DENTS BASIC AND TUTORIALS

WALL DINGS AND DENTS REPAIR BASIC TUTORIALS
How To Repair Wall Dings and Dents?



You’ll need the following:
􀁑 Sanding block or sandpaper (80–100 grit and 120–150 grit)
􀁑 Utility knife
􀁑 Clean sponge or cloth

􀁑 Putty knife
􀁑 Joint compound


1. Lay newspaper or a drop cloth below the repair site to catch debris. Put on safety goggles and a dust mask when you sand to protect your eyes and lungs.

2. Using the 80–100 grit sanding block or paper, lightly sand the dent to remove little flecks of the drywall or paint that hang on the surface.





3. Gently cut away any torn pieces of the drywall that remain at the repair site with a utility knife.

4. Wipe the dent with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any bits that remain in the dent area.

5. With the putty knife, fill the dent with joint compound, and smooth the surface of the repair. Wipe off and clean the putty knife. Allow the repair to dry (usually overnight; see joint compound package directions).



6. When the repaired surface is dry, sand with the fine (150-grit) sandpaper.

If the surface looks rough or bumpy, or if any of the dents can still be seen, you’ll need another cycle of compound application/drying time/sanding. If you’re satisfied with the repair, wipe it off with a damp cloth or sponge, or vacuum the repaired area using the brush tool. You are ready to prime and repaint.

What Pros Know

When applying joint compound, your result should blend into the surrounding wall. While the recesses caused by denting and nicking should be filled, you don’t want the surrounding walls to look like a relief map of the Rockies. Aim for a finished repair that is as flush to the intact drywall surface as you can make it. Think of the compound as a thin glaze, not fluffy frosting!



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