Try the white glue in the nail hole trick if you need to fill a hole in your wall quickly before painting or another DIY project!
I heard about this white glue in the nail hole trick and I just had to test it out. There’s nothing worse than being mid-way through a DIY project when something goes awry and you realize that you don’t have what you need to complete your project. I love sharing little tricks that can help get you through those moments using things that you probably already have around the house – like white glue!
How to Use White Glue to Fill Holes in Your Wall
If you realize that you have a hole in your wall, but you don’t have any drywall compound or caulking on hand, you can use regular ol’ white glue instead!
If you happen to have just a tiny tack hole, like the ones that I had in Jack’s room when I repainted it a few weeks ago, you can just squeeze a little white glue in there and smooth it over with your finger.
Once it has dried a few minutes later, go ahead and paint right over it!
If you have a nail hole, you should be able to do the exact same thing.
If you have a bit of a large hole that won’t stay filled with just a little dab o’ glue, here’s what to do:
First tear off a little piece of a cotton ball and squeeze some white glue onto it, saturating it as much as possible.
Push the piece of cotton into the hole and smooth it down. Let it dry and you have yourself a filled hole!
This is also a great thing to do if you have a screw hole that has gotten a little too big to hold a screw. Just do the cotton and glue trick and you’ll be able to to drill right into the same spot once everything is dry and hardened!
Make sure to pin this idea for later so you have it saved if you ever need it!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.