Small Dents and Damages
Scrape away loos debris from the hole. Cover the hold or dent with fast-drying spackle to bring spackle level with the drywall surface and let it dry 24 hours. Sand Smooth.
Popped Nail Heads
A popped nail isn’t holding in the stud and backs out of the drywall, creating a popped nail head.
Drive a drywall screw 1 ½ inches above the popped nail head into the stud to reattach the drywall to the stud. Sink the screw head just below the surface of the drywall so it can be covered with spackle.
Drive in the popped nail.
Cover the sunken screw head and nail head with spackle until level with the wall surface. Wait 24 hours or the time recommended in the manufacturer’s instructions. Sand smooth.
For small holes, like those created by a doorknob, a patch kid may be used.
Place the self-adhesive mesh patch over the hole
Use a drywall knife to cover the patch with spackling compound or lightweight joint compound in a crisscross pattern, feathering the edges so it blends with the wall. To feather the edge, increase pressure and angle on the drywall knife as you reach the out er edges of the patch area to minimize, or thin, the compound on the drywall.
Let the patch dry and apply a second coat of compound if needed. Sand smooth.