I would appreciate any help and guidance on repairing a small portion of a wall, which gave in a bit due to a telescopic pull-up bar.

Not sure how to explain what type of wall it is and the fact that the damage is minimal.


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    I'd venture a guess that it's a popcorn finish on drywall. Search this site for drywall repair. I'm pretty sure there are also posts about patching up the popcorn finish.
    – FreeMan
    Jul 16, 2020 at 17:33
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    Is the circular area loose?
    – isherwood
    Jul 16, 2020 at 19:35
  • It is stable. Whatever is on the other side is quite solid, since it didn't give in more than that, from the pull-up bar pressing into the wall. Jul 16, 2020 at 19:40
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    I’m voting to close this question because it's been abandoned.
    – FreeMan
    Dec 14, 2020 at 15:30

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That looks like you compressed the Sheetrock a bit , these are really hard to hide. What I have done is use a backpack sprayer with water and a squirt of jet dry (the stuff for dishwashers) wet the area down , put down some plastic and use a putty knife to scrape the area. Note if your home is older than 1985 that material may have asbestos in it. (Most of the time I will take the entire ceiling off , patch the depression and reshoot the ceiling with an orange peal or large splatter texture. If you just clear a small area and fill it there are some can textures that I have had ok luck with but I can see the difference after painting, some may not notice.

Wetting the texture with the jet dry helps it to become wet and it scrapes right off. Then I roll up the plastic and put it in a bag then into the trash. (With asbestos This is legal in my location if going to the dump not a transfer station).

If trying a small area after filling the hole start spraying in the center and go slow as you hit the point where you did not scrape quickly fan out this leave a heavy texture in the center but blends with the outside. You may have to wait a few minutes but try to do it with at least 8 strokes , north, south, east, west , for the first 4 then in between for the next 4. This has worked but looked best when I pulled all the old stuff down and gave it a quick orange peal texture.

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