Planning to spend more time at home? Summer is the perfect season to start a home project! Walls tend to be overlooked because it’s a tricky part of the house to fix, but if you consider yourself a handyman or handywoman, here we will give you the basics of how to fix a hole in the wall and also general maintenance for your precious walls.

We’ll cover two types of walls: solid and stud walls.


Solid walls are usually made of brick or block, but with a cavity in the middle. The inside wall is plastered to give a solid finish. These walls are often colder than stud or lathe walls, and also more resistant to accidental hits. However, they can be challenging to fix or work on them. 

Fixing a hole

Sometimes because of humidity, certain spots of a wall are damaged. Setting a block or brick is relatively easy on an outside wall where there is no plaster and paint over. Just identify the spoilt piece, replace it with a new one, and use mortar or cement to finish the job. Check more details here

Installing an appliance

For the majority of applications, Rawl type plugs are an effective solution. You will need an electric drill and some screws. The plugs will fix the screws steadily to the wall, and your new bookshelf or TV will not risk falling. And if your appliance is heavier than expected, try some expanding bolt type fixing.


Stud walls are one of the most popular types of walls. Plasterboard sheets cover a timber frame, leaving a cavity between the outside and inside walls. Depending on the material, stud walls are more prone to hit damage, but they leave plenty of inside space for insulation and electrical or plumber jobs.

Fixing a hole

Holes are easily made in plasterboard sheets. Frequently, the more difficult part of fixing a hole is to fix a repair patch in the wall without having anything on the cavity to nail it. You will need a cutter to square up the hole, adhesive, and a screw. Check the whole process here.

Installing an appliance

Nails and screws easily damage plasterboard sheets. If you try more than once, usually you’ll end up rupturing the wall. To avoid this, find the timber frame in the wall’s interior by knocking with your hand. Where the sound is more “solid,” that’s where you have to work. 


You should take a look at the source of humidity if stains or flakes start to appear on the wall. A leak in pipes or ceiling usually causes this kind of damage. The problem will persist if you avoid doing a plumber job, so get your hands dirty or call a professional to find the problem.

If you were asking yourself how to fix small holes in plaster walls or other topics like we hope this blog was helpful. Remember that Ready Set Maids is offering affordable cleaning services, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you want any help. Book your service online.