How to Repair a Hole on a Wood Surface

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Refresh your house with a fresh coat of paint.  Make sure to repair any holes in your wood surfaces first.

For Best Results:

Refer to our how-to for step-by-step techniques.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Ladder
  • Patching Material
  • Protective Apparel
  • Putty Knife
  • Rags
  • Sandpaper (100, 220 Grit)
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Step 1

    Using 100-grit sandpaper, lightly sand any raised or rough edges around the hole. Remove any dust or debris from the area with a lightly water-dampened rag.

  • Step 2

    Using a putty knife, spread a thin layer of patching material into the hole. Allow it to dry.

    Tip: To create an even surface, always smooth out (feather) the patching material 1"-2" beyond the repaired area.

  • Step 3

    Use 220-grit sandpaper to smooth the patched area and make it even with the surface.

    Tip: If shrinking of the patching material occurs, lightly sand and clean the area and apply additional layers of patching material as needed.

  • Step 4

    Remove any final dust or debris from the finished repair.

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The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project.
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BEHR PREMIUM ALL-IN-ONE WOOD CCCC
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The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project. Only available in store at Home Depot.
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BEHR PREMIUM ALL-IN-ONE WOOD CCCC
The 9 in. x 1/4 in. Polyester Adhesive Roller Cover has a hard texture, making it ideal for applying all types of adhesives to smooth surfaces. It can be used for stippling and applying sand paints.
The following product(s) is recommended when stripping is needed.
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