Patching a hole

With our move in date to a new place set, I am both looking forward to having a bit more space and not-so-much looking forward to having that new space to clean, not to mention the inevitable new house-duties we’ll have. As I’ve noted before, home-renovating doesn’t come naturally to me and the opportunities haven’t been there before.

So before I start wielding power tools and swinging a sledgehammer, I’m starting small. Like really small.

When you start taking things down from your home’s walls, there’s inevitably holes to fill. So today, for the first time, I dug out the Poly Filla, grabbed some other tools and took a stab at some rather simple DIY work.

Here’s what I needed:

  • One tube of Poly Filla Instant
  • One putty knife
  • Pliers
  • screwdriver with phillips nail
  • my wife to explain what I needed to do

I removed the clock, laid it down gently, then used the screwdriver to remove the screw and pliers to pull out the plug in the hole. Then I squeezed some Poly Filla in the hole, scraped away the excess sticky stuff and called it a day.

I have a feeling this took me a lot longer than it needed to, because I was being too gentle with removing the plug in the hole. I’ll know better next time.

aftermath