Small Hole Repair


Step 1
Ensure you have the right color by ordering a color chart at

Step 2
Clean surface with mild detergent to remove dirt, dust, grease, oil and loose paint.

* WARNING: If you scrape, sand or remove old paint (pre-1978 homes), you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. Contact the National Lead Information Hot Line at 1-800-424-LEAD, or log on to for more info. Keep out of reach of children. Includes acrylic resin. Not for internal consumption. If ingested, do not induce vomiting. Contact medical support.

Step 3
Use spackle knife blade or pocket knife to cut away any frayed edges.

Step 4 (Important!)
Pound edges of hole with a blunt object so they sit slightly lower than wall. This is a very important step to ensure the repair is flush with the wall or surface.

Step 5
Squirt spackle directly into hole until it is overfilled.

To help push spackle out of tube, use included tube key.

Step 6
Use spackle knife to scrape excess spackle from hole so it levels with surrounding surface. Dry for 30 minutes.

Step 7
Once dry, lightly sand surface with sandpaper to level with wall or surface.

Step 8 (Optional)
Using a damp cloth, gently wipe away any excess spackle surrounding the hole. This will help blend the repair into the surrounding surface if you are not painting it.

Step 9 (Optional)
Paint over spackle with color matched paint to yield an especially seamless repair or paint an entire wall with a new color. Check out Soto Paint Touch Up!

Step 10
Clean up immediately with soap and water. Wipe tools dry and store in original packaging in cool/dry place.