How to Repair a Crack

Repairing crack in painted drywall

Now is the time to repair any wall damage before you paint. Ensure the beauty of your freshly painted walls by repairing any cracks.

For Best Results:

Refer to the how-to for step-by-step instructions on repairing cracks.

  1. Step 1

    Using 100-grit sandpaper, remove any loose debris from the cracked area.

  2. Step 2

    Again using 100-grit sandpaper, lightly sand any raised or rough areas. Remove any dust or debris from the area with a water-dampened rag.

  3. Step 3

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

  4. Step 4

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

  5. Step 5

    Remove any final dust or debris from the finished repair.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • 5-in-1 Tool
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Patching Material
  • Protective Apparel
  • Putty Knife
  • Rags
  • Sandpaper (100, 220 Grit)
  • Scraper
  • Ceiling/Wall Patch
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