It happens to the best of us. We live in our homes for years and years and inevitably, the corners of your walls are dinged by kids, furniture, and even your clumsy self from time to time. Instead of crying over chipped plaster, you can fix all the dings in just a day.
Locate all the damaged corners in your home and make a list. This project is really easy. So save time this saturday and knock them all out at once.
Locate a tub of shrink-free spackling. Shrink-free is important. If you use spackling that shrinks, then you’ll end up with a cracked and sloughing mess before you’re done.
Scoop a finger full of spackling out of the tub with your finger. You can use a putty knife if you choose. But using your bare finger helps you to better place the spackling into the grooves of the damaged corner.
Generously slather spackling over the damaged corner. Be sure to press the spackling into the grooves of the cracks.
Using a putty knife or spackling paddle, scrape off the excess spackling. Run the paddle down the wall on each side of the corner to create a square corner with your spackling.
Allow your spackling to dry completely. Then lightly sand any rough edges or protruding texture with a fine grit sandpaper.