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Repairing a small hole in a concrete wall.

Arioch25Arioch25 Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey all,

I made a stupid mistake and drilled into a wall with a screw before knocking on it to see what I was drilling into. Anyway the screw got stuck and I stripped the screw while trying to get it out. I had to employ a hammer which basically ripped out part of the wall. The hole is small maybe half an inch deep and about 2 inches all around.

How do I go about fixing this? I'm guessing plaster? I really have no clue. I'm guessing I won't need much but I could be wrong. Any help would be grateful.

Thanks!

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    japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Are you sure it's concrete and not plaster over concrete, or some kind of render?

    Is it an interior or exterior wall? How important is the finish?

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    Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Are you just trying to repair the concrete, or sheetrock, or plaster, or some combination?

    If you just need to replace some chipped concrete, you can buy little kits of compound that you mix yourself. Just fill the hole and level it off with whatever implement is handy.

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    Arioch25Arioch25 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Interior wall. I'm pretty sure it's concrete, it's hard as a rock and the only thing over it seemed to be paint. No clue what a render is. Just trying to fill the hole so it's flush with the wall again and paint it.

    I wish I had a picture but it looks like I took a spoonful out of the wall. The 2 inches is more just paint really.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    This might be more than you need, but RustOleum has a kit.

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    Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    If it's interior the you don't have to worry about wear and tear, which makes it simpler. Don't use plaster, find some cement mix or whatever at a hardware store and fill it with that. Make sure to clean the hole out first and blow the dust away; you want a debris-free area for it to bond properly.

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    Arioch25Arioch25 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Thanks a lot I'll try this out tonight.

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