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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:55 pm 
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Hi guys, I'm planning to decorate my study (home DIYer alert :mrgreen:) and I've seen a small (15mm diameter) hole in the ceiling plasterboard. I can poke my finger right through the hole into the ceiling cavity. I'd appreciate any suggestions on the best way to fill this before painting the ceiling. I assume normal filler won't work as it has nothing to fix up against and will just push through the hole?

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Just been doing some googling. Would drywall tape and spackling(!?) compound work for this?


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Use a good powder filler made up stodgy, with less water. that can then be poked in and then left to go hard for a day or so and then make a smoother mix up to finish it off. The first fill just blocks the hole. Do not put loads in just a gentle push and leave it. If it was bigger then you could poke a lolly stick with glue on tied to a bit of string.You pull down on the string to stick it in place above the hole to stop filler going right through. I think you can get away without doing that.

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as per DWD's advice.

"Spackling" is an American term for a filler (started as a brand name, now just a generic term for filler)

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