Everything from a swinging fist to a doorknob can punch a hole in drywall, leaving an unsightly blemish on the wall of your home. Fortunately, repairing a punched wall requires relatively minor home improvement skills and only basic tools and supplies. Rather than replacing the entire sheet of drywall, fixing damaged drywall typically means adding support to the punched area, then using joint compound to blend this section into the surrounding wall.
Holes Measuring 6 Inches or Less
Cover the hole with a drywall repair patch, which can be found at major home improvement stores. Choose a self-adhesive patch measuring roughly 2 inches larger than the hole on all sides. Peel the backing off and stick the patch to the wall so that it covers the hole.
Dip a putty knife in joint compound and spread a thin layer of joint compound over the drywall repair patch. Scrape sway any