How to repair minor cracks and damage to plaster

Task difficulty: Very easy

I'm just about to paint the living room with the emulsion and want to fill a small, ragged hole where the plaster has been damaged. I'm no plasterer, so what's the best thing to use?

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Step by step process

  1. Step 1

    Step 1

    You can use it straight from the tube or tub so there's no messy mixing. First, rake out area around the hole with the side of a filling knife to widen the cavity and brush away the debris.

  2. Step 2

    Step 2

    Then apply the Polyfilla and smooth it down with a wet knife.

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