Three Easy and Toxic-Free Wall Repair Tricks To Try Today

Before you go spending money on repairs in an attempt to eradicate an eye-sore or retain your rental deposit, we have some tricks to share with you. 

Cracks in walls happen. And even the most graceful, light-footed, gentle handed home dwellers know that little dents and holes appearing in walls is inevitable. The team at Safemend™ is here to help you with three easy and toxic-free wall repair tricks.


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Three easy and toxic-free wall repair tricks:


1. Drywall repairs

If you’ve noticed a crack in your drywall, we have an ‘insider trick’ to share with you when it comes to repairing it in a way that lasts. Before applying a toxic-free mending agent like Safemend™ to the crack, cut a tiny notch in the shape of a ‘V’ along the crack. The notch should be roughly a quarter of an inch in length.

Doing this will help keep the mending agent in place for optimal repair results. Ensure you brush or vacuum out any loose bits of dust or debris before you begin applying the compound. 


2. Plaster wall repairs  

If you’ve got a crack in your plaster wall, fear not. We’ve got a plaster wall repair secret for you. Firstly, apply gentle pressure to the crack and see if there is any movement. Should the plaster move, it likely requires reattachment to the lath strips before repairing for optimal results. You can reattach it using drywall screws.

If the crack is very narrow, once the plasterboard is resecured in place, use a putty knife to gently widen the crack. This allows for a wider surface area for your Safemend™ or other mending agents to adhere to.


3. Concrete wall repairs 

We get that it sounds a little crazy to repair a crack by first creating further damage. But, if you can trust us on this one, you’ll see for yourself! If there is a crack in your concrete wall that has been grinding your gears, we suggest you implement the ‘undercutting’ technique for best repair results. Undercutting involves increasing the size of the crack by chiseling away at its edges.

Undercutting a crack in a concrete wall creates a larger surface area for your mending agent to be applied to and can offer the smoothest and most lasting finish.


Whatever material the walls in your home are constructed from, this article should have you equipped with a trick or two to try out! If you need a toxic-free mending agent to help you get the job done right the first time, look no further than Safemend™. And if you don’t love it, we’ll give you your money back!


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Happy fixing!

SafeMend™ Team


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