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How to fill 1/2" and 5/8" holes in drywall ?


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09-24-14, 11:24 PM   #1  
How to fill 1/2" and 5/8" holes in drywall ?

What patching material should I use? I have lightweight spackle, but that won't work, will it? How do I keep the material from falling out of the hole? Thanks.

 
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09-25-14, 03:19 AM   #2  
Spackle is fine for your small holes. Just remember spackle is very difficult to sand smooth, so using it on larger areas could have its downside.

 
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09-25-14, 05:00 AM   #3  
Spackle or they make special mud or patching compound to do exactly what you want. Your holes are getting a bit big but you should be able to use a putty knife to fill the hole. Don't worry too much if you can't do it in one shot. Let the first bit dry and apply a second cote then sand it smooth and re-paint.

 
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09-25-14, 05:02 AM   #4  
Are you using spackling or joint compound?
Holes that size are border line on being able to patch with mud alone, any bigger you'd need to use tape. To patch alone you'll need to apply multiple coats of mud.


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09-25-14, 05:47 PM   #5  
I have Red Devil lightweight spackle

 
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09-26-14, 04:03 AM   #6  
Spackling is formulated for small thin repairs. It may do ok but it will take multiple coats.


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