How to Fix Pin Holes in Drywall


One or two pinholes in drywall easily go unnoticed. But as you move your wall hangings around, they can multiply into a noticeable eyesore. Luckily the little pinholes are the easiest drywall blemishes to repair. Instead of attacking these small holes one by one, however, it's best to wait until it is time to paint so you can fill all of the holes at once and avoid patch re-painting.

Things You'll Need

  • Lightweight spackle
  • Sandpaper
  • Brush away any debris with your hand that may be clinging to the edges of the drywall pinholes.

  • Scoop a finger full of spackle out of the container.

  • Press the spackle into the pin-size hole with your finger.

  • Rub the surface of the hole with your finger to smooth out the spackle until it is flush with the wall.

  • Allow the spackle to dry for two hours.

  • Sand the surface smooth with fine-grain sandpaper.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't have any lightweight spackle, white toothpaste will work in a pinch.

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