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How to Fix Drywall: Minor Drywall Repair in Cincinnati

Minor Drywall Repair in Cincinnati: How to do a Quick Fix

Drywall Repair

Drywall Repair

Dings and dents in your drywall can be a major eyesore. They don’t, however, need to be a major headache. While fixing drywall can be an intimidating thought, doing minor drywall repair in Cincinnati is simple. Best of all, fixing those nicks in your walls should only take you a few minutes. Whether it’s holes from a picture frame, bumps from furniture, or damage from those hooks that aren’t supposed to damage your walls, you can have your home looking great in no time. All you’ll need is some sandpaper or a sanding block, a putty knife, and a small amount of drywall spackling.

What if you don’t have the time? No worries, simply contact ProMaster Home Repair for your minor drywall repair in Cincinnati. We’ll happily make your minor (or major) drywall repairs so that your home looks as good as new.

Step 1:

Using fine sandpaper or a sanding block, lightly sand the area to smooth the damaged drywall.

Step 2:

Using a putty knife, remove an appropriate amount of drywall spackling from the container.

Step 3:

Spread the spackling into and around the dented or scratched area of drywall. Use just enough so that the spackling covers the space immediately around the damaged area; between 1/2 inch and 1 inch on either side.

Step 4:

Use your putty knife to feather the spackling in the area around the damaged section of drywall. Try to prevent raised lines, making the transition from the repair to the wall as smooth as possible.

Step 5:

Allow your spackling compound to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and then sand with your sanding block or sandpaper. Sand until the repaired section of wall and the area surrounding it are smooth and even. If necessary, repeat this process.

After wiping with a damp cloth to remove the dust from sanding, you’re ready to paint. Your repair is complete!

Minor Drywall Repair in Cincinnati

If your minor drywall repair in Cincinnati seems a little too daunting, or if your repair is larger than just a nick here and there, no worries. Call ProMaster! Our Home Repair Heroes would love to help. You can schedule service online, fill out the form on the bottom of this page, or call 513-322-2914 to schedule an appointment.


  1. my husband filled numerous nailholes with spackle. He used a fine sandpaper
    to make sure all was smooth. We pained the wall and all the nailholes repaired
    show through the paint job. They are very obvious. We used a good Valspar interior
    paint and primer combined and the nail holes and repairs are very evident.

    My contractor and painter said that my husband should have just filled the nailhole
    with spackle, sanded with a rough sand paper, primed and then pained over the whole
    wall. We had not painted for 8 years, and needed to freshen up for selling our condo.
    Now the whole paint job and repair looks like it has to be done again.

    Suggestions on grade of sandpaper. I could see all the repairs, because the drywall was
    very smooth when painted over, and the rest of the walls were the texture of the new rollers
    the painter bought for this job. What could be have done differently. Thank you for your time.

    • Jacob Addison says

      Carol, I’m sorry to hear you’re having this issue. There are a few reasons that you may see evidence of your nail patches after painting. Though the area was sanded, it could still be that the repair is depressed below the surface of the drywall, meaning not enough drywall compound was applied to the nail hole. Additionally, if the surface was not sanded sufficiently, you may see a “bump” on the wall where the repair was made.

      My suspicion, however, is that you’re seeing a difference in sheen between the drywall compound and the drywall paper. This can be especially true if you’re using an eggshell or satin paint finish. Even though you used a paint/primer combo, that doesn’t always function the same way as a coat of primer covered by a coat of paint. It is possible that if you put another coat of paint on the wall, these imperfections would disappear. This isn’t the case if the wall wasn’t repaired or sanded properly, but it likely would resolve the issue with the different textures between drywall compound and drywall paper.

      I hope that’s helpful.

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