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Repair Holes in Trim

For the best results from a paint job, repair any flaws in your walls before painting. Kevin Sharkey's contractor, Bob Tobin, explains how to fix a few common problems. 

See our other wall repair how-tos: 
Repair a Battered Drywall Corner 
Smooth Uneven Walls 

Special thanks to Bob Tobin of BC Interiors, 718-258-8888.

Tools and Materials

  • Flexible putty knife
  • Wood filler
  • Coarse sandpaper (80 to 100 grit)
  • Dust mask

Repair Holes in Trim How-To

1. Using putty knife, fill small holes with wood filler.

2. Overfill slightly since filler will shrink as it dries. Let dry completely. Wearing dust mask, sand.