How to Patch a Hole or Crack In Your Wall

You'll need: The Hole Patching Kit

Project Overview

Nothing catches your eye quite like a crack or hole that hasn’t been fixed (or was left by prior owners), and it can distract from all your other handiwork in making a house a home. The good news is that repairing a crack or even a large hole isn’t as difficult as you think if you’re using the right tools and techniques. In this manual, we’ll help you patch like a pro!

Skill Level
Active Time
10 to 30 mins
Total Time
Under 2 hours             

Your Character Kit

Here are the supplies you'll find inside of your Hole Patching Kit. Note that drywall tape and repair patches are only included in the medium hole kit, while wood filler comes in the small hole kit.

Flexible putty knife
Drywall tape
Drywall repair patches
Sanding sponges
Mircrofiber rags
All-purpose wood filler

Additional Supplies

Have a few more tools on hand for this project. Note that some items are optional depending on what you'll be repairing.

Towel or drop cloth
Vacuum or broom
Utility knife
Touch-up paint or wall texture
Face mask
Nail set
Tips Before Getting Started


When you're ready to start, follow the guide below for step-by-step instructions. P.S. Don't forget to snap a before photo of your space to capture your transformation!

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