How to Repair Wall Damage for a Smooth, Paintable Surface in Denver


How to Repair Wall Damage for a Smooth, Paintable Surface in Denver

A smooth surface is necessary for a good paint job. That’s why prepping is so important: it allows you to fix any damage to the wall, such as cracks and holes, before applying the first coat of paint.

Here are the wall-repair tips you need from Exterior and Interior Painting Specialists in Loveland, Colorado which might help you get the most out of your paint job.

Repairing Wall Damage, Big and Small

We recommend leaving anything larger than the size of a hammerhead to the pros unless you’ve previously patched large holes in drywall. With that disclaimer out of the way, here are our recommendations for repairing large(ish) and minor wall damage.

Dents are a common occurrence.

The easiest damage to repair is small holes and divots. You’ll need the following items:

Spackling that dries quickly

drywall sanding sponge or sandpaper

Knife for drywall

Remove any debris that has accumulated around the flaw. Smooth on spackling that dries quickly.

Popped Nail Heads

Have you noticed circular bulges in your drywall (or even visible nail heads)? These are nail pops, which occur when drywall shifts and a nail becomes loose. These are purely cosmetic in nature and are easy to fix. Soffit Replacement in Denver is a service provided by All Seasons Roofing and Restoration to help homeowners find the best solution for their soffit and fascia needs.

You’ll need the following items:

Drill or hammer screwdriver

Wall screws (at least three-quarters of an inch deep into the stud to ensure they don’t come out)

Compound for joints

drywall sanding sponge or sandpaper

One screw should be about an inch above the nail, and the other should be about an inch below. After that, you have the option of hammering the nail back in or removing it. Because wall screws are designed to sink below the level of the wall, they can be covered with joint compound (do the same for nail or nail holes).

Holes in the Ground

A patch kit can be used to repair small holes (up to two inches). You’ll need the following items:

Patching kit for mesh

Knife for drywall

Joint compound or spackling compound

drywall sanding sponge or sandpaper

Stick the mesh patch over the hole according to the kit’s instructions. Smoothly apply the compound with the drywall knife.


You’re ready to paint once the wall has been prepped. If you’re repainting the entire room, keep in mind that high-gloss paints, as well as certain textures and faux finishes, will draw attention to any wall damage. So, for the smoothest finish, opt for matte, eggshell, or satin when choosing a wall finish.

Prime the wall first if you want to paint high-gloss paint over a repaired wall (or add texture). This will help conceal any wall repairs as well as improve the adhesion and smoothness of the wall finish.

Before painting, our painters always prepare the walls. Learn about our interior and exterior painting services or get free consultations today at (970) 227-3651. Get a free estimate by filling out our contact form.