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Ceiling holes can be really unsightly. That’s why it’s a good idea to get them fixed before your guests pop in. We’ll show you how to fix small holes in your ceiling all by yourself. Don’t stress it – it’s EASY. Just follow our instructions carefully.


For holes which are less than an inch wide:

Step 1 – Use a putty knife to fill the hole with vinyl spackling.


Step 2 – Wipe off the excess vinyl with a cloth and let it try entirely.


Step 3 – Smooth the surface of the ceiling by sanding the patched hole with a fine-grit sanding block. Wipe the sanding dust off with a clean cloth.


Step 4 – Use a small paintbrush to paint the patched hole in the ceiling.



For holes which are more than one inch wide, but less than 12 inches wide:

Step 1 – Use the putty knife to scrape away 2 inches past the perimeter of the hole.


Step 2 – Take the knife and apply drywall compound around the hole.


Step 3 – Use scissors to cut plastic meshing material and ensure that it extends an inch past the perimeter of the hole.


Step 4 – Fit the plastic over the hole and press the plastic’s ends into the wet compound, then apply a thin layer of the compound over the plastic. Let it dry fully.
Step 5 – Smooth the patched area with a fine-grit sanding block and wipe it off with a clean cloth.


Step 6 – Use a spray can of texture to add texture to the patched area and let it dry fully.


Step 7 – Use a spray can of primer to the area and let it dry completely.


Step 8 – Apply two coats of ceiling paint to the area.



If you are looking for Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations in Ottawa then you have come to the right place and we can help you with all of your home improvement and contracting needs with our skilled renovation contractors in Ottawa. We start with an inspection and a free estimate for your home renovation and improvement. Manning Maintenance & Renovations takes pride in providing clients with expert advice throughout the entire construction phase.