24 Dec


By / KelloggAdmin

How to Fill Nail Holes

Hanging photographs, artwork, and other decorative items in a house are what truly make it home. But if you’re in the process of packing up and moving, those little nail holes can bring anything but warm, cozy feelings.

Though nail holes are small, they aren’t something that should be ignored. If you are a renter, filling in nail holes could be the difference between getting a deposit back or not. If you are a home owner going through the selling process, unsightly nail holes will be a bigger deal to protentional buyers than you may think.

There’s really only one thing you can do – fill all the nail holes. So how do you do it? It’s as easy as five easy steps!


Step One:

You’ll need to gather a few supplies. Head to your local hardware store and pick up some spackle, a putty knife, some paint, and a small paint brush.


Step Two:

Choose one wall to work on at a time. If you go around and remove all of the nails at once, it may be easy to lose track of where the holes are. Remove all of the nails either with your hands or a hammer if necessary.


Step Three:

Next, get your spackle and dab it on top of the hole. You can then use your putty knife to smooth the spackle over the hole so the wall is flush again. If the whole isn’t quite filled simply dab on a little bit more, and repeat the smoothing technique.


Step Four:

Move around to the other holes on the wall you’re working on and begin again with step one. While you’re doing this the spackle can dry on the first filled nail holes.


Step Five:

Once the nail holes are filled and dry, take your paint and paint brush and lightly dab over the spackle. Try to blend the edges with the rest of the wall to avoid one obvious paint blob. Let it dry and you’re all done!


If you’re really in a pinch, there is a very simple DIY solution to fill nail holes with something everyone has around the house – toothpaste!

White toothpaste can be used to fix small holes in the wall. Simply put a little on your finger and dab it into the nail hole. If you want to get really professional with your DIY nail filling, crush up some aspirin, mix it in with the toothpaste, and apply it to the wall. This will keep the solution from cracking!

While you’re busy filling nail holes, leave the rest of your moving worries to a professional; specifically, those with Kellogg Movers. Whether your move is big or small, Kellogg Movers can cover everything from the packing, loading, transporting, and unloading. This means you worry less about logistics, damage to your belongings, and how your back will handle all the lifting, and you can focus on making your new house a special place for your family.

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