How to fill a dent

Sand the edges. Rid of loose particles around the edges of the dent with a sander sponge. Passes sponge dent thereon to create a rough surface so that the joint compound used to fill the gap, can adhere easily.

Apply joint compound. Dip the spatula joint on the packaging of the compound and smeared almost half of the blade with the product. Joint knife passes over the area of the dent spread the compound evenly. Turn the joint knife at an angle of 90 degrees to the wall and pass again over the area of the dent to remove the remains of compound.

  • Be sure to remove excess compound so that the area is smooth after the dry substance.
  • Once dry, scanning the area to determine if the dent is completely covered. It could be that you must apply a second coat if the compound shrinks upon drying.

Sand the area. After the joint compound dry thoroughly with a sanding sponge or other thin sandpaper, camouflages the repaired space the rest of the wall area. Also, you can use a damp sponge to smooth the edges.

Apply a primer in the area. The joint compound is relatively porous, so it is necessary to apply a primer to the repaired area before painting. Otherwise, the paint color will be different from the rest of the wall.

  • Use a primer to match the paint color. If possible, use the same as when you painted the wall first.
  • If you have a painting that also acts as a primer, then there will need to take a primer beforehand.

Paint over the repaired area. Once the primer dries, paint the repaired with a soft cloth texture area. Paint strokes carefully giving you gave them to paint the rest of the wall initially; This way you will not notice that there was repair after the paint dries.