When the contestants moved into The Block, their houses were an absolute disaster. Many of the rooms had holes in the walls, and some didn't have walls at all! What a nightmare! Watch this mighty helpful how-to video from The Block's resident expert, Scott Cam, to see how you can fix both big and small holes in your walls with ease.
Small holes are an easy fix. Simply chip off any excess plaster and dampen the hole and the surrounding surface. Then, fill the hole with plaster filler, leave to dry overnight, then sand back and paint over.
Larger holes are a bit trickier. First, cut the hole as square as possible using a saw or Stanley knife. A bigger hole is likely to need some backing to give the plaster filler something to stick to.
Grab a plastic lid that is bigger than the hole in the wall and drill a couple of holes in it. Thread some wire through the holes, then add some filler, like Fixall. Coat the edge of the lid that will attach to the back of the wall in filler, then holding onto the wire, pull the lid flush against the inside of the wall. Twist the wire around a piece of dowel or a pencil to hold it in place.
Next, apply the filler around the wire. Once it's dry, snip off the wire, then apply a final layer of filler. Sand back and paint over as you would for a smaller hole.
For more detailed instructions on how to repair plasterboard, download our Mitre Plan project planner.