This is where my “Patching Walls Like a Pro” course comes in.
You’ll learn exactly how to achieve professional-grade wall prep and painting masking results, even if you’ve never done it before. After taking the course you’ll know how to:
- Choose the essential tools and supplies for assembling your own wall patching kit
- Patch those pesky and annoying nail and screw holes in three quick steps
- Fix drywall screw pops at least as well as any professional drywaller
- Understand the difference between drywall compound, wall spackle and setting-type wall compounds
- Patch holes as big around as a walnut using nothing more than two hand tools, setting-type compound, spackle and a sanding sponge
- Repair damaged areas larger than a walnut using strips of wood as backing supports.
- Apply critical fine-tuning steps to patched areas before repainting
- Choose proper masking tape for different applications
- Apply special painters tapes like this so you get super-crisp painted results just like a pro
- Use painter’s tape while caulking to virtually guarantee perfectly crisp results around bathtubs, windows, doors and anywhere else.
“Learn a new skill. Make good things happen. Improve your corner of the world.”
Estimated Time: 2 hours
Prepping for Wall Prep
Tools of the Trade: The Wall Patching Tool Kit1 of 1
This lesson covers everything you need to know about the tools you’ll be using to complete this course. You’ll know exactly what to buy and what great tools look like. Good ones don’t even cost much!
A Plan for Patching Perfection
Patching Old Nail Holes1 of 4
Whether you’ve got one nail hole to fill or many, this is one of the most basic tasks that you can do for yourself. Get your tool kit together, find a nail hole (there’s probably one hidden somewhere behind a painting or a poster) and let’s get to work.
Fixing Drywall Screw Pops2 of 4
Drywall screw pops are an annoyance that happens over time and can really cheapen the appearance of interior walls. Learn to fix these unsightly blemishes in no time flat!
Repairing Holes Smaller Than a Walnut3 of 4
Learn to repair larger holes or areas where nail holes have begun to eat away at the surrounding drywall, or in places where plastic screw anchors were previously used and removed.
Repairing Holes Bigger Than a Walnut4 of 4
Things get a bit more complicated when you’ve got larger holes to patch but don’t despair. With a little patience, these tips and techniques will help you to deliver professional quality results, every time.
Final Finishing Steps Simplified
Spot Painting Patched Areas1 of 4
You don’t have to paint a whole wall to take advantage of your shiny new patching skills. Spot painting patched zones is a breeze with these steps.
Effective Masking Before Painting2 of 4
Take the hard work out of keeping it clean by masking off surfaces
Neater Caulking with Masking Tape3 of 4
Learn the ins and outs of applying even, clean cauking lines when sealing cracks and interior surfaces.