Fill holes in the facade: a 5-step instruction

Holes in the façade really do not look nice, so you should get rid of them as soon as possible. Although the spatula looks simple at first glance, it still has some pitfalls. Above all, it is important to check in advance, if not more plaster is loose and will peel off soon! Follow this instruction to get the best possible result.

So check if the remaining plaster still holds

Carefully tap the existing plaster as far as possible for voids. These air holes should be opened better and completely removed, in order to fill them afterwards as well.

Even with the famous cross-hatch you get a pretty good insight into the condition of your facade plaster: Scratch a tight grid with the cutter knife and see if the resulting squares peel off: Then the plaster is not good for much.

Fill holes in the facade: a 5-step instruction: facade

In the worst case, you have to remove the entire plaster and rebuild the coating again, because then also helps no more spalling.

Our instructions for filling the facade

  • Facade putty
  • water
  • maybe plaster or paint
  • Electric drill with whisk
  • brush
  • brush
  • different sized spatula sheets
  • rubber shell

1. Clean defects

Clean any defects with a brush, remove dust, dirt and any other crumbling areas.

2. Mix the filler

In the second step you mix the spatula powder with water in the right proportion and whisk the mass neatly.

3. Prefill defects

First wet each flaw with a brush and then trowel it neatly. You can then smooth out the surface with the damp brush.

4. Fill in deep holes several times

Holes that are deeper than about 2 millimeters, you better fill in several thin layers. Wait until one layer is dry before attaching the next one. Otherwise, it could happen that the filled place breaks.

5. Repair the plaster

Possibly get yourself now a small bucket of plaster and mend the puttied places visually.

Tips & Tricks

Of course, you can also try to match the patched areas with color, but that usually goes awry. It would be better to paint the entire wall to create a homogeneous impression.

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