If you have smaller holes in your wall from screws or anchors, this is one of my favorite tricks to patch a hole in drywall without patches!
We’ve had our share of projects in this house that have required us to fix holes in walls. Speaking of holes in walls, anyone know how to fix one this big?
This is everything about what it’s like to be married to an enneagram 7 in one photograph. The guy who, on a regular morning when everyone was just minding their dang bidness, decided “hey let’s just see what this wall looks like behind sheetrock.” 🙄Thus the way it’s been since September of 2019.
How To Patch A Hole In Drywall
We are finally in process of doing our first project of the year – our cleaning closet! This sits nestled right beside our nicely made over pantry and is a current disaster. But when we took out the grody wire shelves to make room for new custom built ins, we ran into holes much like these.
Although this wasn’t a huge gaping hole, it was something that needed to be patched before we painted and did a super fun accent wall!
The issue with holes like this is when you put spackle on them, it goes right in the hole so it takes forever for it to dry and has the potential to leave it uneven so my reallllly smart husband found a solution because of something he had to do that day previously at work!
So, how do you fix a hole in drywall without patches?
Y’all ready to have your little minds blown?
To be fair, I really don’t even know what else you’d use this for, but according to the can it not only protects your house from drafts, but also INSECTS AND RODENTS! Okay cool, I’ll just be spraying this foam everywhere then. Not just to patch a hole in the drywall.
Patch a small hole in the wall
Put on gloves. You can not get this stuff on your hands or your clothes or it will not come off. Trust us. Ask my husband how he knows.
Put the little straw tube thing into your can of spray foam.
Squeezing super light on the handle, squeeze until you hear the foam come out. It will sound kinda like men’s old school shaving cream. Look like it too. But remember – UNLIKE SHAVING CREAM THIS WILL NOT COME OFF YOUR SKIN OR CLOTHES OR HAIR OR BODY HAIR.
Once you see it coming out of the hole, stop squeezing the trigger. You’ll want it to be sitting outside of the hole on the wall.
Once all your holes are filled, let them fully dry. This spray foam doesn’t really take too long to dry so you should be good to go in a couple hours, but double check the time on the back of your spray foam bottle.
Using a razor blade, lay it flat up against the wall and rock it back and forth to cut off the excess so that it’s flat against the wall.
After you’ve cut it flat up against the wall, use your spackle to fill in the hole in your wall as normal. It’s hard to see because our walls are white and so is the spackle so I tried to show you with a little arrow, ha.
That’s it you guys! Seriously, if you’re wondering how to patch a hole in drywall without patches, this is by far the most genius hack I’ve used. I’m just thinking how frustrated I have been in the past about super deep holes from drywall anchors and such. Rawr. Live and learn. But you can skip frustration and just do this trick if you have smaller holes like we did!