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How to Repair a Cracked Wall

Learn how to repair cracks in a wall quickly and easily with these step-by-step instructions.

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repair cracks in wall quickly and easily
  • Time

    15 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Repair the Crack

Run a bead of caulk along the top of the crack. Run a fingertip down the bead, pushing the caulk deep into the crack (Image 1).

Smooth the surface finish with a damp cloth (Image 2).

Once the crack is filled and the caulk is dry, paint the patch to match the wall color.