More About The Drywall Dimple Tool

This story is more about having perfectly finished walls in your home of office than it is about this tool.  The tool is simply to help you achieve a perfect finish on your walls. 

To start with, let’s say that you want to paint a room, maybe it’s a bedroom that your child has outground the colors and now it’s time for an update.

First you are going to get rid of pictures and knick knacks that hanging on the walls, you want to remove the screws that are holding up picture frames or other decoration. Small pictures will no doubt be held up by small nails that will also have to be removed. 

The sad part about all of this is that when you remove the screws and nails you are left with nail holes and screw holes that need to be covered up or else you will end up with a less than perfect wall.  

Until now, there has not been a conventional way of dealing with screw and nail holes.  People have been using all sorts of methods to cover up these holes in order to make their wall look better.  Here are a few examples of just what people have been doing to repair nail and screw holes.

Regardless of the method used, it often ended up in doing more damage to the drywall than what existed in the first place. For this reason, people end up applying way more Spackle or drywall mud to the surface of the wall than necessary. This translates into loads of extra time and money being invested in drywall repairs. Luckily there is a better way.  

The Drywall “Dimple Tool”

The Dimple tool is a simple tool designed to create a dimple over the top of screw and nail holes.  When you create a dimple, the surface roughness and extra paper on the surface of the drywall is push back into the drywall, not far in, but just enough that if you run a drywall trowel over the top of the hole you will find that the surface is very smooth. This leaves no imperfections to be cut out of bashed in.

Dimple tool forms a “Dimple” with  smooth edges ready for Spackle

Once a dimple has been formed you need to fill it with Spackle or drywall filler,  “Mud” as it is often referred to. 

Fill and Let Dry

Once you have filled the “Dimple” with spackle you will need to leave the spackle dry and because there is not much spackle in each dimple the first coat will dry in just a few hours, then you may wish to recoat, a second or third coat if necessary will dry in just minutes.

Now you are ready for sanding, just a light sanding with fine sandpaper will be sufficient. 

Prime and Paint

Once lightly sanded you will be ready to apply a coat of primer.  You can spot prime each of the nails or screw holes one at the time if you don’t have a lot of them to cover, or you can use a paint roller should you wish to cover a larger area all at once.  Regardless of the method you use, you will end up with perfect results every time. 

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