Fill Holes in Plasterboard: A How-to Guide to Patching Walls

A rectangle hole cut in plasterboard
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Got an unwelcome dent or hole in the wall? You can fill holes in plasterboard pretty quickly and easily with a few tools and some standard DIY skills.

Small screw or nail holes are really easy to tackle, while a bigger hole measuring around 1-6 inches is still a pretty quick job, but you will need a few more tools, materials and know-how.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.