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DIY Tips On How To Fix Nasty Holes In The Wall

Holes in the wall are common damages to a house, thus everyone should know the DIY fix on how to patch these up in no time!

One of the most common problems in our previous house was the semi-regular appearance of holes in the wall. My kids used to swing their bats and other things around the house, so they often punched holes in our walls. I know many of you are going through the same thing, so I’m sharing with you some DIY tips on how to fix holes in your wall:

For small holes and gaps

The one Strike lightweight filler is the all-around solution for holes in your walls. I may sound like a generic TV ad when I say this, but you can fill deep holes and cracks with just one application. This means that you won’t have to level off and apply a secondary filling when you’re dealing with deep holes in the wall.

In addition to that, this filler also doesn’t shrink, crack, or sag and it even dries out with a smooth finish even without a lot of sanding. Just wait for 30 minutes for the formula to dry and you can apply paint or plaster wallpaper on the previously damaged wall!

Don’t forget to check your furniture from small holes and gaps from time to time, since they are not susceptible to this kind of damage. In case your wood furniture incurs small cracks and holes, you can easily turn to wood filler sticks as a solution.

Large gaps and holes

Expanding foam is your go-to DIY fix for big gaps and holes. This is very ideal for holes and gaps which are deep and have an awkward shape, since the long nozzle of the tube allows you to reach the back of the gap very easily.

Be careful when squeezing out the formula from the bottle, because the foam expands 3 times its initial size when applied. Once the foam has expanded you can cut off the excess formula, sand down the surface, and then move on to painting, rendering, or even plastering.

Wood

You have to consider the colour of the wood when choosing the right filler for wood surfaces. There are a full range of colours available in the market right now but if you can’t recall the correct shade while you are at the hardware you can always choose between the basic light or dark tone.

Multi-purpose fillers can be applied using an applicator gun and it can be sanded down and stained.

On the other hand, fillers for timber used on the exteriors have 2 components. This 2 part filler can be mixed with colouring agents to get the right colour of the wood. After getting the right shade, you can apply the formula it to the hole and then wait for 30 minutes before you can make any cosmetic improvements on it.

Metal, Stone, and Concrete

Chemical Metal and Power Putty are the ideal fillers for metal, wood, stone, concrete, and other similar material. Not only is it a great filler but it can also seal leaks on structures made from Steel, Copper, Lead, Asbestos and Glass Fibre.

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