Property Brothers' Drew Scott Has A Genius Hack For Repairing Drywall Holes

Displaying your favorite pieces of art or hanging a shelf can make your space feel more like home. Unfortunately, it can also lead to unsightly holes left in the drywall. You may later choose to move the art around or decide to move out; regardless, you don't want to leave drywall peppered with holes. However, instead of purchasing a drywall repair kit, Drew Scott from HGTV's "Property Brothers" has a tip that can be a quick fix for repairing these unsightly marks.

To repair drywall holes, Scott says all you need is a crayon. "You don't have to repaint, you don't have to take all this time filling the hole, all you need is a crayon," Scott explained on YouTube. "Match the color on your wall — you have every possible color you could paint your wall — and then all you have to do is go to town." Scott demonstrates how sticking the crayon in the hole will fill it with wax by twisting the crayon at "every angle" to get the wax in all the crevices. If the hole is in rough shape, Scott has a solution for that too. "If you find there are any raised parts in the hole or any burrs, you can just sand that off and, in five seconds flat, it's done." The simple hack creates a seamless finish without the hassle of a big project.

Quick fix solution

Using a crayon to fill a hole in your wall is definitely a hack that offers a quick-fix solution. It's an inexpensive and easy way to fix the imperfection, requiring no tools and hardly any time. However, it's important to note that this hack only works for small holes, such as one made by a nail. Even holes made by screws may be too big for this hack to work properly. Any hole larger than that will definitely require a standard drywall patch kit.

While demonstrating the hack, Drew Scott said to choose a crayon that is as close to the wall's paint color as possible. Color matching properly is important to ensure a seamless. However, it's also important to note that painting over the crayon may prove to be an issue. Because of the wax, it's possible the wax may shift the paint around, meaning the paint may not stick, and the color of the crayon may bleed through. For one small nail hole, this displacement may not be a problem. However, if you use this hack on multiple holes in the wall, you will likely notice a speckled effect. So, if you plan to paint your walls a new color, you may need to patch over the crayon-filled holes first.