HOW TO FIX NAIL HOLES / SMALL CRACKS IN THE WALL

Stop trying to cover up those ugly nails in the wall and fix them quickly without breaking a sweat! 

Whether you're a homeowner or tenant, anyone should know how to fix these eyesores and restore your home crack and nail free.

Here's what you need:
- Putty scraper
- Primer/Paint + Brush 
- Fine grit sandpaper
- Polyfilla ( come in a ready-mix  )
- Safety gloves and 

Now, all you have to do is to follow these simple steps:

 

1. Remove any leftover paint and debris

First, remove the nail from the wall with pliers/screwdriver if needed.

Use your putty knife and gently scrape away any paint or debris left over from the area until the surface area is clean and smooth.

 

 

2. Apply Polyfilla 

Scoop out and apply a small amount of ready-mix Polyfilla onto your putty knife. 
Next, gently smear the Polyfilla over the surface area until the nail hole is completely covered. 
Scrape off any rough excess with the putty knife. 

Leave the Polyfilla to dry (about 45min -3 hours should be enough.)

 

 

3. Sand off the area

Use your safety glasses for this one.
After the area has completely dried, use the fine grit sandpaper to lightly sand off the dried Polyfilla until the area is smooth and level with the wall.

Wipe away the dust and residue with a lightly damp cloth.
 Check and feel the area for any signs of bumps etc.

 

 

4. Paint

If you want to you can add a touch of primer to the spot then add a layer of paint.

Wait until dry and voila!


There you have it!

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Written by Graphic Designer

2018-07-03