One of the most common places for a hole in the wall is that made by a doorknob. Pick up a repair kit, which has all the items you need, and you’ll have it patched in no time. Final job? Put in a doorstop so it doesn’t happen again!
Gather your supplies
Gyprock Rapid Repair Kit (includes patching compound, self‑adhesive mesh tape and broad knife)
You’ll also need
Utility knife; fine sandpaper; vacuum; acrylic undercoat; interior acrylic to match wall colour; painting equipment; doorstop
STEP 1 Remove any loose plaster from around hole. To provide a key for patching compound, score lines in plaster wall where it will be patched.
STEP 2 Mix patching compound following packet instructions. Fill hole with compound so it finishes flush with wall. Leave to dry.
STEP 3 Cut a strip of selfadhesive mesh tape and press onto wall over hole. Mix up more compound and spread over tape so it just covers it. Feather edges of compound to surrounding wall and leave to dry.
STEP 4 Mix and then apply a second layer of compound slightly wider than the first. Feather edges then leave to dry.
STEP 5 Lightly sand dried compound to make smooth and blend new work with surrounding wall. Remove dust with vacuum.
STEP 6 Apply undercoat to patch. Let dry then apply 2 coats of interior acrylic, allowing paint to dry after each coat.