How to Starch Jeans: 2 Easy Methods to Get the Job Done [Video]

Usually, the heavier the jeans, the smoother and stiffer they become, but to rock that appearance, you need first to learn how to starch jeans.

Jeans are like most of our other clothes – they get soft and wrinkled once we put them through the laundry. And while most people don’t mind that loose and casual look, others like their jeans, stiff, straight, and full of grace and can be worn with amazing leather boots like Dr martens or Redwings.

If you are among this group of individuals, then learning how to starch jeans is of utmost important. Of course, you may always take it to the professional laundry man every time, but doing it yourself will save you money and some disappointment.

You must have heard tales about laundry workers who failed to deliver as promised and made people wear what they didn’t intend to wear initially.

Therefore, learning how to starch jeans is a skill every jean lover should have, and in this guide, we will walk you through two easy methods, whether you are using a spray, powder, or liquid starch.

How to Starch Jeans

How to Starch Jeans
How to Starch Jeans

There are three different options for starching your jeans – powder, spray, and liquid starch forms – however, it is often advisable to use liquid or spray starch as they are quicker to use and give the best results.

During Laundry Using Liquid Starch

If you are looking for how to starch jeans quickly and easily, using the washing machine is a great choice.

However, you can only add the liquid starch after initial washing and during the final rinse cycle of washing.

Step 1: Set the washing machine

To start the process, prepare your washing machine to cool or warm water. Then pour an appropriate amount of liquid starch into the fabric softener dispenser found on the machine.

To do this second part correctly, you may need to consult with the instructions on the liquid starch as all brands have different instructions for use according to the size of your wash load.

Step 2: Put the washed jeans inside

Turn the jeans inside out before dropping them into the washing machine. Next, start the machine and allow the rinsing to commence and end.

The machine should have rinsed and starched your jeans in a single process.

Step 3: Remove the jeans and dry

Once the final rinsing is complete, please take out the jeans and turn them back correctly. Then dry using a clothesline or an electric dryer.

Allow the jeans to fully dry for a few hours before removing them from the sun or dryer. Leaving for too long may cause the jeans to fade faster.

During Ironing Using Spray Starch

It is also easy to starch clothes that have been washed already. You can use a spray bottle also to starch your jeans if you have skipped starching during laundry or simply want to starch clean jeans.

Step 1: Fill the bottle

For this to work, you will need a spray bottle. Get a spray bottle and pour in the liquid starch until it is filled halfway. Leaving it at that level will prevent spillage when you face the bottle down to spray. Use undiluted liquid starch for best results, especially since you will fill the bottle with water later.

Add cool water to the liquid starch until it reaches the bottle’s lid, then cover the bottle and shake vigorously to mix properly.

Step 2: Prepare the iron.

First, arrange the ironing board with as many clothes as comfortable. The heat up the iron to a medium or high temperature and set it by the board.

Step 3: Spread the jeans

Take your dry jeans and lay them on the ironing board, depending on the fashion style you want to see on your jeans after ironing.

You can arrange the center front of the legs to lay straight on top of each other or lay the jeans with both legs spread apart if you don’t want any styles on them.

Step 4: Spray the starch

First, shake the bottle vigorously, then spray the mixture in the bottle over the spread-out jeans holding it about 10 inches away. Spray on a particular section and iron until it appears stiff and crisp. Then move to an area next to that section and continue until you have ironed the entire jeans.

Step 5: Hang the ironed jeans

Upon completing the ironing, hang the jeans on a cloth hanger and allow them in a place where they can adequately get aired before wearing.

While waiting for the jeans to air out, remove the iron from the board and clean the work area. Then discard the remaining starch if you don’t intend to use it again or store it in a cool, dry place if you intend to use it later.

This option of how to starch jeans works even if you can’t use a washing machine for any reason.

How Do You Starch Press Jeans?

How to Starch Jeans
How to Starch Jeans

You can easily employ any of the methods described above to starch press jeans because directly applying the starch to the fabric is how you get the best appearance.

As earlier explained, it is best to use a liquid or starch instead of powdery starch. Hence, you may need tips on making liquid and spray starch with some household items.

How to Make Liquid Starch for Clothes

Starching your clothes isn’t done solely to leave you with attractive crispy jeans, but it can also help protect your clothes from dirt and sweat by having these particles stick to the starch instead of your clothes; this helps your clothes last longer.

Hence, we can see why starching your jeans is a necessity. But what if you want to starch those jeans but find out you are out of liquid starch and you can’t drive to the supermarket at that time?

Below we have described how to make liquid starch at home using cornstarch (since most industrial products are made from the same ingredient).

What You Will Need:

  • Cornstarch
  • Clean cold water
  • Bowl or container
  • Measuring cup
  • Spray bottle (possibly a new one)
  • Essential oil (optional)
  • Black tea
  • Funnel

The Procedure

Step 1: Mix the cornstarch and water

Pour a tablespoon into the bowl and add two cups of clean cold water. Using a tiny amount of starch is critical as starch can quickly get overwhelming. Also, it is essential to use this amount of water to avoid ending up with an overly watery product.

Step 2: Stir the mixture

Once you have added a sufficient amount of water, the next task is to continue to stir until all the cornstarch dissolves. Dissolved cornstarch should look milky in color and smooth in appearance.

Dissolving it properly is necessary to avoid finding those whitish spots on your jeans later. And if you are having difficulties dissolving it this way, you may want to use boiling water to create the mixture instead.

Step 3: Add the black tea

This step is optional and done only if you intend to use the spray starch for darker clothes. This is because regular cornstarch is whitish and often makes darker clothes appear to be covered in some white film.

Therefore, you will need to add some tea to the mixture if you use it in dark clothes.

Step 4: Throw some essential oil into the mix

If you decide you want some fragrance inside your liquid starch, then the next step is to add a drop or two of essential oil into the bowl. Then stir again until adequately mixed.

Step 5: Fill up the bottle

Once all the mixing is done, tip the spray bottle and carefully pour the mixture into it. You can use a small funnel if you think you may spill too much. Now your liquid starch is ready for use.

Step 6: Store the spray bottle

If you don’t intend to use the starch immediately or can’t finish using it all at once, store it in a dark, cool, dry place or preserve it in a refrigerator. This will make it usable for a few weeks.

What is the Point of Starching Jeans?

How to Starch Jeans
How to Starch Jeans

Different people starch their jeans for several reasons, but two of the most common reasons include resisting stains and dirt from penetrating the jeans and helping them last even longer.

Regular jeans wearers can tell of the difficulty required to clean their pants. But once these are starched, the starch impregnates the jeans fiber creating a stiff seal that causes dirt to stick to them and even fall off.

The dirt and stains that do not fall off are also easier to remove during laundry as they are only attached to the starch and not the jeans themselves.

Secondly, starching jeans also guarantee their durability, and the starch protects the fiber from the elements.

Aside from the above reasons, some people starch their jeans because of their appearance after starching. Starched jeans are stiffer than those that are not starch as they often appear very loose.

Depending on the occasion, stiff jeans can appear more professional and make one look more attractive.

If you also like ironing your clothes very often, you can view starch as a conventional aid for ironing as it makes them easier and faster to iron. The starch also makes the clothes come out looking smoother after ironing.

Finally, clothes that have been starched tend to retain the ironing longer than those that haven’t. This means you can wear them more than once without ironing them again.

Can You Still Buy Spray Starch?

How to Starch Jeans
How to Starch Jeans

Yes, you can buy spray starch in aerosol containers easily from the store at very affordable rates. The price of spray starch can be as low as $6 or as high as $41, depending on the size and brand.

However, aside from the ordinary cornstarch, many industrially manufactured spray starches also contain flammable alcohol that may be added to act as propellants. These fuels can also be easily explosive.

Most branded spray starch contains additives and preservatives that keep the product from degrading and diluting. Sometimes, these preservatives may be made with formaldehyde or other harmful chemicals that can result in severe health problems when you inhale them.

Lastly, the chemicals added to many store-bought starch products can easily trigger allergies and cause you to sneeze frequently or even have a headache every time you use them.

Summarily, most of the ingredients in these manufactured spray starch are not necessarily there to make the starching more efficient but to prolong the shelf-life and stability of the products.

Accordingly, it is often advisable to pick the product you purchase very carefully or make your liquid and spray starch as described above.

Following the steps we have provided will help you easily make your spray starch and for almost close to nothing.

This is a great way to save cost and ensure your safety as you starch your jeans regularly.

How Do You Keep Starch From Sticking To Iron?

How to Starch Jeans
How to Starch Jeans

The best ways to avoid having starch stick to your iron are to choose the right temperature setting and to allow the starch to soak into the fabric before ironing.

To select the right temperature, carefully examine the label on the clothes. Different clothes have different requirements for ironing. Also, while some fabrics can withstand heat, others burn even at the slightest rise in temperature. You will need to be careful not to ruin your clothes.

Letting the fabric soak up the spray starch is also an integral step in preventing the starch from sticking to the iron. To do this, spray the clothes with the starch, then fold and allow standing for about 15 minutes before you commence ironing.

Lastly, every time you finish ironing starched clothes, wait for the iron to fully cool down, then use a wet sponge or cloth to wipe the metal plate clean. This removes starch residue and prevents build-up that may cause sticking in the future.


Once a tradition left solely to cowboys, today, anyone who loves to wear jeans needs to have the basic knowledge on how to starch jeans.

Starching jeans have been great for the aesthetics and protection of the jeans for a very long time. Hence, this guide teaches you not only how to starch jeans but how to make your spray starch, too, as it is more beneficial pennywise and health-wise.

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How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work [Video]

Changing your appearance using eyelash extensions may make you a thing to be envied amongst all your friends, but how to take off eyelash extensions can also be very tricky.

Aside from making you even more beautiful, eyelash extensions can also make life a lot easier for you. For instance, by wearing these extensions, you eliminate the constant need to apply mascara or wear false eyelashes every time you want to go out.

Eyelash extensions are artificial yet much fuller eyelashes that are attached to your natural eyelashes. They look and feel more natural compared to false eyelashes.

Application and removal are often made by a professional stylist. And while it is not the most ideal, we have seen people ask how to take off eyelash extensions at home.

This guide is written specifically to answer this question and others, such as what household items you can easily use to remove those extensions.

How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions

How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work
How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work

No one would ideally recommend that you try to take off eyelash extensions by yourself. This is because the professional tools and material required are best left to the professional stylist.

But even this advice is impractical as there are times when removing those extensions yourself becomes absolutely necessary. For instance, your stylist may be unavailable, or you may want to take a break from eyelash extensions at a time or place where you can’t access a salon.

In both scenarios above, you can see why a DIY that shows you how to remove eyelash extensions at home could come in handy. To take off eyelash extensions, simply follow our advice and steps and do exactly what a professional stylist would do (but without the professional tools and materials).

Step 1: Pick your Oil.

Pick your preferred oil-based makeup remover. The best oils are known for easily breaking down the adhesive gums used in attached eyelash extensions.

Step 2: Clean Your Face.

Once you have selected what you need, the next step is to wash your face properly. This will clean off any build-ups, such as mascara around the eyelashes. However, avoid scrubbing the lash lines too hard to prevent pulling and damaging your natural eyelashes.

Step 3: Steam Your Face.

Boil some cups of water, then pour the hot water into a bowl. Next, place your face over the bowl and cover your head with a large clean towel to prevent the heat from escaping. Be sure not to get your face too close to the steam to prevent it from burning your skin.

Step 4: Heat The Oil.

Pour some of the oil you have chosen in step 1 above into a bowl and place the bowl over some heat. Then allow the oil to warm up without getting too hot. Always dip your finger in regularly to check it is not getting too hot as hot oil could hurt the sensitive skin around your eyes.

Step 5: Dip in Some Pads.

Dip some cotton pads into the warm oil and immediately place them on each eyelid over the lashes. Cotton pads are ideal because they can quickly soak up enough oil and maintain warmth for some time.

Step 6: Allow standing.

Allow the pads to remain over the lashes for about 10 minutes or as long as they still retain the warmth.

Step 7: Gently Remove the Extensions

Once the cotton pad has lost the heat, use it to swipe along the eyelash lines. You should see some extensions come off voluntarily. If they do, you can go ahead to remove the entire extension gently.

However, in a case where the extensions don’t come off when you swipe around, you may need to repeat the above steps or wait until you meet your technician.

Forcing them could damage your natural eyelashes, leaving them bald or even causing some bacterial infections.

Do Eyelash Extensions Ruin Your Eyelashes?

How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work
How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work

Aside from finding out how to take off eyelash extensions, another popular and very valid question that most people ask is whether or not eyelash extensions ruin your natural eyelashes.

The simple answer is No; eyelash extensions do not ruin your eyelashes on their own. What damages eyelashes is an improper application or wrong removal techniques.

We know this because we know that your natural eyelashes take approximately 90± 5 days to complete their lifecycle. That means that each hair follicle will grow and die within this period to allow for another follicle to repeat this process.

Hence, when applied correctly, they do not interfere with this growth cycle and do not cause any damage.

Below are some things that may ruin your eyelashes

Heavy Extensions

Choosing the right weight and thickness for your lashes is essential not just because of the beauty but because when it doesn’t balance out, it stresses the lashes and causes them to shed prematurely.

When the extension is heavier than the natural lashes can support, it weighs them down and causes them to shed before they complete their growth cycle, breaking the growth pattern. The result is hair lashes that get thinner and thinner over time.

Sticky Lashes

Sticky lashes occur when two or more natural lashes or extensions get glued together.  This is particularly problematic because all lashes have a different growth cycle.

As one lash grows and sheds, it will pull out other lashes glued to it. Not only is this not pleasing to look at, but it can also damage the hair follicles pulled out prematurely.

Nail Heads

Nailheads are instances that occur when the glue is applied directly to the skin of the eye rather than on each eyelash.

This problem is common in cases where an inexperienced lash artist did the extensions, and when the problem may not be immediately apparent, it can become evident when a new follicle is about to emerge.

When the glue is applied directly to the skin, the current lashes may go on to grow and shed off with no problems, but on emergence, the new lashes will pick up the glue and struggle to grow through it.

The new follicle may succeed in growing through the glue, limiting its growth and making it unhealthy.

Aside from this, nail heads have also been implicated in typical cases of dermatitis around the eyelids.

Can Vaseline Remove Eyelash Extensions?

How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work
How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work

Amongst the many oils useful in removing eyelash extensions, Vaseline seems to be one of the most readily available yet highly effective solutions.

This is because petroleum jelly can help dissolve the molecules present in glues used in attaching extensions.

Vaseline is also well refined to remove any carcinogens that may be present in other products. Carcinogens are best avoided as they increase the chances of developing cancer.

Lastly, Vaseline is a preferred option for extension removal because it is non-comedogenic and does not block any hair pores around the eye.

 How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions Using Vaseline

Step 1: Wash your face to remove any makeup or build-up that may be found on the lashes. But avoid rubbing the lashes too hard to prevent damage.

Step 2: Boil some water and allow it to steam properly. Then pour into a bowl and place your face over it before covering your head with a towel to stop the steam from escaping. Keep your face over the steam for about 10 to 15 minutes to properly denature the glue and make it easier to remove

Step 3: Apply some Vaseline using a cotton pad. Do this using a swiping motion to guide the extensions and slide them off your natural lashes.

Step 4: Finally, wash your face once again to remove the excess Vaseline, and any extension stuck on the lashes

Will Coconut Oil Take Off My Eyelash Extensions?

How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work
How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work

Coconut oil is not only edible but can be used in several body regimens, including the removal of eyelash extensions.

Coconut oil can be extracted from the dried kernel or raw coconut and is safe and effective in softening and breaking down the glue components holding extensions in place.

Aside from this, it also has several health benefits. For instance, unrefined coconut oil has a high amount of antioxidants that are good for the skin.

It contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties as well. Hence, it doesn’t only help to remove extensions but also helps in repairing hair damages.

How Often Should You Take A Break From Lash Extensions?

How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work
How to Take Off Eyelash Extensions: 7 Simple Steps That Work

Knowing how often to take a break from lash extensions is also crucial because, while fixing those extensions can add to your overall beauty, the fixing and removal process may have a compounding effect on your lash.

To allow for proper lash growth, it is recommended that you remove extensions after about 6 to 8 months. It is also recommended that you take 2 months to allow for proper recovery.

Carrying the extensions longer than this period may prevent the lashes from recovering and growing properly, and taking them off within shorter intervals would be too stressful on both the lashes and the eyelids. You may even decide to try an eyelash lift as an alternative to artificial extensions.

Below are also safety practices you may follow to ensure excellent health for your natural lashes while still rocking those beautiful extensions:

  1. Never Pull or Pick Out Extensions

The first thing you need to remember when looking for how to take off extensions is that pulling it out or picking extensions out one at a time is wrong.

This needs to be said because most people can’t fight the urge to tug at those artificial lashes when they feel they are due for removal.

Not only will these not come off as easy as you may think, but they can also lead to long-term of your natural lashes.

  1. Always Use Steam

Regardless of the product you choose in removing your extensions, it is always advisable to use steam first.

Steam helps break down the bonds holding the extensions to the lashes, making it easier to remove them.

  1. Oil-based Products Should be the First Choice

You don’t need to use these, especially if you don’t have any and may not lay hands on oil-based products.

But experts recommend that you use them whenever you can. Oils such as mineral oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, and castor oil are well known for weakening adhesive bonds and breaking down residues.

They can also help nourish the lashes and surrounding skin as they often contain a great dose of Vitamins C and E.

  1. Always be Gentle After Removal

Once the extensions are off, it is always advisable to treat the lashes and skin with great care, as they are often very sensitive at that point.

Try not to rub vigorously or apply excess pressure when applying or removing makeup. This will help the natural lashes and skin heal faster.


The artificial lashes industry has been around for several years and only continues to grow, attracting more ladies with every new product.

Products such as eyelash extensions are popular because of how beautiful they can make one look, and while they are not entirely free of challenges, how to take off eyelash extensions shouldn’t be one of those challenges.

Simply follow our guide and steps above to remove that extension without damaging your natural lashes.



Step by Step Guide to Fix a Dent in the Wall [ Video]

While a house is such a beautiful invention – giving us cover from the weather and its elements and providing us with comfort and style, homeowners and occupants still have to deal with occasional home problems. Step by Step Guide to Fix a Dent in the Wall }

One of such home problems, a dent in the wall, is something that occurs very often. A wall dent can also occur because of some reasons.

Some of its causes are natural, such as water damage and wear-and-tear over time, whereas others happen because of an accidental elbow by a playful kid, the slam of a doorknob, or because we tried to move a large couch upstairs.

Regardless of what causes them, these types of damages are common around the insides of the house. Luckily, the methods for fixing them are also simple.

This means you don’t have to fret or pick your phone to call a professional the next time you see a dent on your wall because we are about to show you how to fix a dent in the wall in very easy steps.

What Causes Dents in Drywall?

A dent can be defined as a gouge that does not completely penetrate the surface of the drywall. It is bigger than a scratch or mark since it can’t be covered with a new coat of interior painting. But not as big as a wall hole, and it does not run too deep or fully penetrate the surface.

Some of the most common causes for this type of drywall damage include water licks, wall cracks, tile removal,  popping nails, termite activities, and furniture scuffs.

Water Damage

The plumbing work around the house can sometimes get faulty, and when there is a leak in a pipe passing through a wall, the water coming out can cause a dent on the surface near it.

Wall Cracking

Crack can happen in any part of the house, from the ceilings to the walls. And while the underlying cause of various cracks differs, even the tiniest crack can expand and turn into a dent.

Tile Removal

The dents caused by tile removal are usually located in bathrooms or very close to the floor. This is because, while trying to remove these ceramics, it is possible to create a nearby dent if you are not very careful.

Popping Nails

Nails may pop out when they are not secured correctly, and this can result in wall dents. This particular damage is most common in areas where nails are used and usually require immediate attention before turning into a full-blown hole.

Termite Activities

The activities of certain insects such as termites can also lead to dents on the wall. Termites generally feed on wood which makes it very likely for them to attack perfectly good drywall. This type of damage requires more than just a simple DIY fix, as you will need to involve pest control to reel it in.

Furniture Scuffs

This is perhaps one of the most common reasons why walls get dented. Damage can happen to the wall while you try to move furniture about or when you place a piece of heavy furniture next to the wall.

Although the damages are often small in size and minor, they can leave the wall looking unappealing when they happen very often.

What Household Items Can Fix a Dent in The Wall?

how to fix a dent in the wall
how to fix a dent in the wall

While fixing a wall dent is very important, the materials you use to achieve this don’t have to be far-fetched or expensive.

You can make a quick fix with household items such as toothpaste, bar soap, homemade sealant made with baking soda and glue, and even flour-based paste.

Toothpaste is commonly used for covering dents made by small nails, and it is often advisable that you use the white type as they resemble other compounds used on the wall.

Using toothpaste may be as simple as squeeze the white substance into the dent and smoothing it with a putty knife. Then it is allowed to dry before it is painted over with the same color and texture as before.

Bar soap is often used when white toothpaste is unavailable, or the paste would not do a proper job.

The trick is to dampen the bar in water and rub the wet soap over the dent until it is filled up.

A homemade sealant can also be easily made by mixing baking soda and glue and then paste over the dent. You may also need a toothpick to help you mix it well. Once it dries, you may then apply a new coat of paint.

A more intensive but quick fix includes mixing flour, salt and water to form a paste. The paste is then used to patch the dent. The patch is then allowed to dry, and a new layer can be added if need be. When the dent has been completely covered, you can then sand before applying paint.

How Much Does it Cost to Fix a Dent in The Wall?

Fixing a dent can cost you nothing or a few dollars depending on whether it is a quick fix or an elaborate type and depending on the available materials.

Generally speaking, fixing a dent can cost between $20 – $50 if you are doing it yourself but need to purchase a few materials and $80 – $120 if you need to hire a professional.

The repairs can also cost more if there are underlying issues that need to be taken care of. For instance, fixing a dent caused by a broken pipe or termite activities also means you will require some plumbing or pest control respectively.

How to Fix a Dent in the Wall

how to fix a dent in the wall
how to fix a dent in the wall

Fixing a wall dent is crucial for both the aesthetics and structural integrity of your house. When a dent occurs, regardless of the size, it is not only the beauty of your interior that is called to question, but the dent may also lead to further problems that can affect how long that wall lasts.

So, it is important to attend to dents as soon as you notice them. And if you have been ignoring some around the house, we will encourage you to pick up a few tools and get to work.

But first, whether it is a small or large one, let us learn how to fix a dent in the wall.

Fixing a Small Dent

A small dent is usually any dent that is 1.3 cm or ½ inches or less.

Step 1: Confirm the extent of the damage.

Know how deep and far the damage runs. This will allow you to know whether you will need a quick fix with homemade items or if it will require a more comprehensive repair with a drywall compound such as putty.

Step 2: Get your repair tools.

Some of the most common items you will need include a drywall compound, a putty knife, sandpaper, a mask, a primer, paint, and a paintbrush.

Step 3: Apply the drywall compound.

Whether you are using putty or drywall mud, start with the putty knife to apply a small glob of the substance onto the dent. Then spread it over and smooth it with the same knife.

Step 4: Add a plaster grid

This is often done for reinforcement and to ensure the compound stays in place. While the plaster can help you reinforce the repair, this step is absolutely optional.

Step 5: Apply more drywall compound.

Whether or not you added a plaster grid, wait for the first layer to dry a little, then cover it with a second layer drywall compound using the putty knife.

Step 6: Allow sitting for about 24 hours.

This will allow the compound to cure completely and ensure that the wall is fully ready for the next step.

Step 7: Wear a mask

This could be an N95 mask or any other type you have in the house. Just be sure to wear one that allows you to breathe easily while preventing you from inhaling any drywall dust.

Step 8: Sand the surface

Run a sheet of sandpaper repeatedly over the repaired drywall until the surface is smooth and the patch unnoticeable.

You can also add another layer of drywall compound; allow curing for another 24 hours, and then do a final round of sanding.

Step 9: Apply a new coat of paint

The final step is to paint that repaired area to resemble the rest of the wall surface. This means you will need to use the same color and texture of the paint as the rest of the wall.

Fixing a Larger Dent

Any dent bigger than 1.3 cm or ½ is considered a large dent and requires a different approach.

Step 1: Get some repair supplies.

When trying to fix a larger dent, some items you will need include drywall compound, putty knife, stencil, pencil, mask, sandpaper, paint, paintbrush, and drywall patch. You could purchase a kit that contains some of these items or use alternatives.

Step 2: Cut around the dent.

Using the pencil, make a circle around the dent, then use the stencil to cut the circle you have drawn. Alternatively, you can use any sharp object, such as a box cutter, to make this cut if you don’t have a stencil.

Then use the sandpaper to smoothen the edges to ensure that the drywall compound spreads evenly to cover the circle.

Step 3: Apply the drywall substance to the edges

Use the putty knife to apply the drywall compound around the edges of the circle. To do this, grab the putty knife, take a scoop of the glob and spread it around the corners of the circle.

You may also spread some across the centre of the circle, but that is not important at this stage.

Step 4: Attach the drywall patch to the circle.

Place the drywall patch over the dent. The wet drywall compound will help the patch sit in place.

Conversely, this patch will help ensure that the repair is solid, reinforcing the drywall substance.

Step 5: Apply the drywall compound.

This time, spread the drywall mud over the surface to completely cover the patch. Then use the putty knife to make things even and smooth. Please pay attention to the edges of the patch to ensure it flushes with the rest of the wall and doesn’t stand out.

Step 6: Allow curing for about 24 hours.

Allow the repairs to stand for about 24 hours to dry properly. This will allow enough time for both the patch and the mud to attach to the hole.

Step 7: Wear a mask

After 24 hours, check on your repairs and then get a mask. This could be an N95 mask or any other type you have at home. It should allow you to breathe easily while keeping the dust particles from entering your nose.

Step 8: Sand the surface

Get a 100- or 120-grit sandpaper and set it to work. This may take up to 30 minutes, but you need to sand until the surface is smooth and blends with the rest of the wall.

Step 9: Paint the surface.

The painting job needs to look like the rest of the wall. So be sure to pick the same color and texture. Then use the paintbrush to cover the patched area with enough paint, then allow drying.


How to fix a dent in the wall is a skill that everybody should have. Not just because of how vital it is, but because it is also very simple.

You may need various stools and items depending on the size of the dent. For instance, for a much larger dent, you may even need to purchase a piece of drywall made of the same material as the wall with the dent.

However, the process and steps are generally as easy as described above. Get what you need, follow the steps, and get that dent fixed today.