The product it’s amazing, I bought one kit and the...
April 20, 2020
The product it’s amazing, I bought one kit and the hole was decent sized, One kit was more than enough, the hardest part? The time that you have to wait to let it dry... first time fixing a hole in the wall and I felt like a Pro!!
The original homeowner had a 24" ceiling medallion under the original chandelier. When I removed the medallion, there was a hole where the original electrical box was. They had moved it but didn't bother to fix it. After a few choice words, I went to HD website and found this kit. I also purchased a texture spray to match my ceiling. I read other reviews about not adhering so I vacuumed the back drywall to be sure it was clean and dust free. I I did dry fit the plastic screen first. When I folded it to fit in the hole, the screen cracked. It surprised me but then realized that's how you can trim to fit. The adhesive tape kept it together. The plaster was easy to use and didn't sag from the ceiling. I filled the hole completely. I waited 14 hours before sanding it. Then I primed it with Kilz. After another hour, I sprayed the texture, primed again, and then two coats of paint. This was easy to use with everything you need included.
I like this product, but it is impossible to keep unused portions from drying out because of the dumb, dumb, dumb packaging. Lid never fit once it was opened. At this price point, could we please get a more suitable container????
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Response from Social CareApril 19, 2019
Hello - We are sorry to hear of the trouble. Once the edges have been cleared the lid is expected to seal for storage. If the contents start to dry, you can add a little water to reconstitute it. We are happy to forward your comments on to our teams. Please connect with our product team directly at 1-800-494-3552 M-F 8am-5pm CT, if you continue to have trouble. Thank you!
The best filler I have ever found. I had large holes in the kitchen celling drywall from an old light fixture. I had limited time for repair. Other products were sagging out and the texture of this product held firm without falling to the floor. The quick dry time had me finishing sanding, adding texture and painting day 2. Thanks for saving the weekend!
Few products perform as advertised. 3M large hole wall repair kit absolutely does. This product repaired a pair of 3 inch holes left in a bathroom wall by a torqued-out curved shower curtain- and one literally cannot see the repair. The compound is superb, easy to work, and sands like a dream. If one follows the directions carefully- it's fail-proof. If I can do it, anyone can. The quality of your repair will only be limited by the paint match you will be able to achieve.
First off let me say that I was not able to completely properly use this product, as I have no large holes in any of my walls, nor did anyone else that I know. What I did, however, is test it on various picture frame and shelving mount holes.
That being said, this wall repair kit is about as simple as you can get for repairs! Upon opening the packaging, everything is ready for you to use. No real prep work required, other than preparing your work area, and cleaning the holes. This kit comes with the ready to use sheet rock tub, wide spread applier, a large wall patch, and small sanding brick. There are also easy to understand step-by-step instructions, and pictures as well.
Sanding down the edges of the holes was simple, although the sanding sponge is a little flimsy for bigger applications. Applying the sheet rock was easy, and relatively mess free, and when it dried, was nice and firm. While I was not able to use it for a huge hole, it did the job for many small/medium holes.
Pros: Dries Quickly, Easy Instructions, Easy to Apply, Easy to Use, Even Application, Good Coverage
We had moved our garage door opener control inside the laundry room but it left a hole in the garage wall where it had been previously. Typically it’s my husband or son who does the drywall work around the house, but I wanted to take care of this one myself. Having no experience I was hoping a kit would be the best way for me to get my feet wet. This kit made it very easy for me to repair that hole and finish the wall “good as new” (or as close as I was gonna get anyway). The instructions were clear and I was able to finish the patch in a relatively short period of time. It does have to dry overnight before painting and the plastic piece is a bit difficult to cut. I don’t think it was intended to be cut, but I didn’t want to make the hole bigger to accommodate the plastic piece.
Pros: Easy Instructions, Easy to Apply, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Coverage, Very Adhesive