Repairing a small dent in your drywall is fairly simple.
You can still DIY this even if you don’t have much experience with home remodeling.
Here is what to do.
HOW TO FIND A DENT IN DRYWALL: STEP BY STEP
SUPPLIES TO FIX A DENT IN DRYWALL Drywall knife Spackle Sanding sponge Mesh tape (For dents larger than one inch in diameter)
Prepare the surface in the first step by gently peeling off any frayed paper that may be present around the drywall dent. After that, wipe the wall with a clean rag to remove any remaining dirt or grime.
Apply some spackle with your drywall knife in step two, holding it at a 45-degree angle as you smooth it over the dented area. Allow the wall to completely dry after applying a thin coat.
You should add mesh tape before applying the spackle if your dent is wider or deeper than one inch. This will aid in strengthening the repairs.
Your spackle will be completely dry after about 24 hours. Step 3: Sand smooth.
When the spackle has dried, use your sanding sponge to lightly run over it in circular motions. Once the wall is smooth, use a clean, lint-free cloth to remove any remaining dust.
STEP 4: INSPECT At this point, examine the wall. You can prime and paint the wall if the dent is covered and it is flat and smooth.
Apply a second, thin layer of spackle, let it dry, then resand if the original spackle shrank, developed cracks, or had divots.
One to two applications of spackle should be adequate as long as the dent isn’t particularly large.
HOW TO REPAIR A SIGNIFICANT DENT IN A DRYWALL
You must use a patch if your drywall has a significant dent, a hole, or both. You can buy a patch, spackling, drywall knife, and sanding sponge separately, or you can locate patch kits that come with everything you need.
STEP 1: ATTACH YOUR PATCH TO THE WALL First, attach the patch to the wall after cutting it to size. Since most patches are self-adhesive, they will adhere immediately.
Step two is to add a couple of thin coats of patch after the patch has been applied to the wall.
apply a layer of joint compound or spackling. To make the spackle thinner as you move away from the dent, feather out your edges.
After the compound has completely dried, apply a second, thin coat.
STEP 3: SAND SMOOTH Using circular motions, sand the spackle with a sanding sponge. Sand the wall until it is flat and smooth, removing any high ridges that may be present.
STEP 4: PRIME AND PAINT At this point, you can add primer and paint over the repaired area.
FINAL THOUGHTS Small drywall dents are quite simple to fix. They only need a sanding sponge and a small amount of spackle.
If the dent has a diameter greater than an inch, you might want to add some fiberglass mesh tape for added support.