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Patching Small Drywall Holes

1. For very small hole, i.e. pin holes, use a putty knife to apply a joint compound. Allow to dry and sand smooth.


2. For larger holes, cut out a piece of pegboard that is larger than the hole, but small enough to get through the hole.

3. Tie string to pegboard, apply a generous amount of compound on pegboard, slip into wall.

4. Tie string to a pencil and twist tight. When patch dries, cut string off and fill hole with 2 or 3 thin coats of compound.

5. Sand and sponge to hide patch.
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