Sometimes, I get mad and punch holes in the wall. Or rather, sometimes I get mad because other people punched holes in the wall and didn’t fix it properly, so I make the hole bigger but then fix it and nobody can tell the difference.
So. We had a hole in the wall behind the door in the craft room that needed some fixin. So first, we bought a hole repair patch kit thing from the HD. Except I think I bought it a little too big (they come in various sizes, you see). So I basically had to make the hole bigger. No biggie. Punching holes in walls is fun. So I made a little mess and made the hole bigger. WOOT!
Then you just stickum the patch onto the wall. I filled it in a little bit with some wood filler- mostly because the wood filler is textured and the wall is also textured. After that dried, I added a bit of spackle to the surface. Again, let dry, sand, and add a bit more spackle.
Once that was complete and smooth, we bought this fancy wall-texturizer-spray-junk and retextured the wall… we made sure to “feather” it out onto the wall, so it won’t seem so obvious that it’s been repaired.
We tried out the same technique in the dining room, where the previous owner had done a poor job of hole-repair. They forgot the whole “sanding and smoothing” part… so I went back and smoothed the patch out, then re-textured. Then painted, and viola! Can’t even tell!!