Taking care of our homes or space can be a lot harder than any of us first assumed. One of the biggest problems we might run into is a hole in the wall. Nicks, cracks, and holes in the wall happen all too often, though it might be a circumstance some of us haven't had to address before. Sure, you can call your landlord or hire someone to fix it for you. But patching these pesky holes up yourself is the most cost-effective way of repair.
Patching a hole in the wall is a much simpler process than you think -- it just takes time and patience. You can definitely accomplish this on your own, however, if you ever have any questions or if your hole is in a tricky place, you should definitely consult a professional.
You can easily find all of the materials that you need at your local hardware store. First, establish how large your hole is, and what kind of wall you will be needing to repair. Your wall will usually be plaster or drywall. Plaster wall is thicker than drywall, but they have similar patching processes except for a few key materials.
The size of the hole you're repairing also affects how you treat it. Small holes are anything under an inch. Medium holes measure from 1-inch to 6-inches. Large holes are larger than 6-inches.
If you don't have any major holes to repair, then chances are you're just trying to repair a little ding. You will pretty much be repeating the same steps you took for repairing larger holes, however, it will, of course, be on a smaller scale. You can use the following materials and steps to patch up tiny holes, as well as popped nail heads.
If you've made a hole in the corner of a room, you're not doomed. You'll need a new corner bead. They can be made of vinyl, paper, or metal.