A DIY enthusiast has shared how she repairs damaged drywall without making a huge mess.
She proved it’s as effective as spackle and revealed the inexpensive product she used to pull it off.
“It’s completely dust free and super quick,” she added while pointing to a hole in her wall.
The DIY pro started by cleaning the damaged area with a tissue, getting rid of dust and loose pieces.
Gandhi then unwrapped the product that made this hack so effective: the DAP Eclipse Rapid Wall Repair Patch, $9.98.
She added: “I am using the four-inch patch because I need to repair just under two inches.”
The patch is an all-in-one solution, sold by Home Depot, that doesn’t require most of the steps needed for spackling.
Instead, the self-adhesive product is placed on top of a hole and painted over before removing a clear protective layer to finish.
Gandhi demonstrated its easy application and described each step as she went through them.
She said: “Just remove the liner. Apply it to the wall. Add a coat of paint. Once dry, pull the tab to remove the top layer.
“Add another coat of paint and then one more coat, and it’s completely seamless.”
By the end of the video, the hole shared in the beginning had vanished into a blemish-free wall.
Still, Gandhi has helpful advice for people who would rather stick to the spackling method.
In another video, she shared a “hot tip” for ensuring the paint color looks even.
“Always prime over spackling before painting,” she said.
“If you don’t, you will see flashing where light reflects differently from different areas.
“Paint absorbs differently on spackle versus painted wall.”