Painting one wall or a whole room is a great job for a cold winter day. Step 1: Patch holes and cracks in drywall with lightweight spackling. For plaster walls, use patching plaster or spackling paste. Sand patched areas with 100 grit sandpaper. Step 2: Remove all hardware from the walls to be painted. Cover…


Patching a Plaster Wall Cracks or holes in plaster walls can be repaired with a little patience and a bag of patching plaster. Pre-mixed joint compound or spackling will not adhere to plaster and though there are other products on the market that may work, in the end, plaster to plaster is your best bet….