I'm patching a hole in a bedroom. There are multiple layers of paints. I use lightweight spackle. Can anyone tell me how to fix the uneven wall? Thanks a lot.
First, make sure any loose or chipping paint is removed.
Second, for an area that large, I would use joint compound instead of spackle. Also, a wide taping knife will help.
One more tip: For a relatively small area such as this in an existing house, in order not to get so much dust in your house, I recommend the following:
- Be careful not to apply too much joint compound. Use your knife to eliminate ridges when you apply it.
- After the joint compound dries, use the damp sponge "sanding" method to smooth what imperfections remain. After this, actual sanding may not even be necessary.