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Wall hole patches

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by melbourne171, 5th Oct, 2016.

  1. melbourne171

    melbourne171 Well-Known Member

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    Should I hire a handyman or a chipie to patch these holes in photos? How normally you find people to fix such small things? Internet, newspaper tradie ads or PM reference?
     

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  2. Bran

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    I'm useless, but I would fix those myself.
    In a rental, I'd let the PM find a handyman.
     
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  3. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    You can get patches from Bunnings that aren't too bad. Stick them over the top and skim over the top with smooth coat and paint. Pretty good depending on texture of the wall.
    Or look up what to do with cardboard and string on google.
     
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  4. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    I learnt that from my dad punching holes in the wall
     
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  5. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    You had to fix up your Dad's holes in the wall?
     
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  6. Bran

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    No, but I think he taught me

    That, and now I think about it, holes in the wall occur pretty have occurred quite frequently in my life! Most accidental...
     
  7. melbournian

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    these are easy fixes - just get those bunnings patches and that buy those ready mix plaster and than patch sand, patch sand - then paint that section of wall.

    I would say if you have brushes and paint, cost maybe $40 approx. for patch and ready mix plaster etc.
     
  8. melbourne171

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    I done them in my house and other IP but it is now interstate IP and I have not appointed a PM yet.
     
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    It'll be a handyman's picnic.
     
  10. bob shovel

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    Get the pm to take some masking tape and white spray paint next visit ;) send them a case for their work
     
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  11. Tools

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    The walls are masonite, not plaster.

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  12. melbourne171

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    Hi Tools

    How do you know walls are masonites? If they are, how to patch them?

    Thanks
     
  13. BarneyRubble

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    If you cannot do it yourself, "Gumtree handyman".
     
  14. Tools

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    Two reasons - the v-joint in photo one, and the brown edges around the hole in photo 2.

    I would be fixing a block behind the sheet and filling with builders bog. You could do it with plaster and tape though.

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