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Repair holes on wall that have rough surface.

I want to refill holes in my apartment's wall. However, this wall's finish is a kind of rough surface (see picture) and I don't know how to make my work similar. Thanks in advance for advice.
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I want to refill holes in my apartment's wall. However, this wall's finish is a kind of rough surface (see picture) and I don't know how to make my work similar. Thanks in advance for advice.
You're renting? If so, you just need to buy some moltofill and a metal spatula-thingy, squirt some in the hole, flatten with a spatula and, if the hole has a diameter of more than 5mm (my personal limit because then they become pretty visible), paint over it (the spot, not the entire wall) with a paint which is as similar to your wall as possible. Normal wear and tear has to be tolerated and accepted by the landlord, thus you don't need to go overboard recreating the surface after closing holes or repainting hte entire wall if the number and size of holes is reasonable. Just close and if large/necessary repaint the spot without refinishing the surface.

It's a different story if you bashed a shoe-sized hole in the wall, of course.
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Thanks glowjupiter. I rent and want to make sure before drilling some hole for my shelves. The apartment is small and my wife need more space.
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There are other threads on this. If you do a search you will find them.

If you match the fill colour correctly you will not need to paint unless your walls are anything other than the standard pure white or slightly off white.

Don't try to give the filled look a flat effect or it will stand out too much. A sponge is good for the finishing touches, or a paper towel.
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Love Coop's "Qualité et Prix" Colodur Rapid Spachtel/Enduit de rebouchage à prise rapide - innen/intérieur - have the same walls as you and it is the best
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Thanks glowjupiter. I rent and want to make sure before drilling some hole for my shelves. The apartment is small and my wife need more space.
Advice for when you move out: Take a picture of the wall and use it to find the paint color most similar to your wall if you decide to spot-paint.

Happy drilling!
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Advice for when you move out: Take a picture of the wall and use it to find the paint color most similar to your wall if you decide to spot-paint.

Happy drilling!
A picture won't work. You need a good size paint sample from the wall. Then you need to find a shop with a computer. The Coop Bau and Hobby near me has this machine which scans the paint chip and tells you the closest RAL colour match.

If you have pure white walls, white is white. The tricky part with whitish walls is that paint from different manufacturers will not look the same. We used STO 500 in our house. This is not pure white, We decided at a later date to paint a ceiling that had not been repainted and used a different painter, who does not use STO paints. So even though he assured us the RAL colour was a match, it was not a perfect match.
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Re: Repair holes on wall that have rough surface.

is it new? you could ask about the paint colour, I tend to do that so I can have some of the same batch if possible for touching up. The texture is hard to match, but that is not your fault and most owners should understand that. You may even ask about leaving the hooks vs removal, I know in the UK some owners prefer that for funky walls so you have less holes overall after a few renters
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Re: Repair holes on wall that have rough surface.

Last time I rented, at the handover the super-picky landlord who whined about the state of a roasting tray didn't give a second glance to the walls, since after five years they'd just be repainted as a matter of course.
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is it new? you could ask about the paint colour, I tend to do that so I can have some of the same batch if possible for touching up. The texture is hard to match, but that is not your fault and most owners should understand that. You may even ask about leaving the hooks vs removal, I know in the UK some owners prefer that for funky walls so you have less holes overall after a few renters
There's no need to get the exact paint product the landlord uses, but getting the exact paint color written down (and keeping the note on it close to your moving-in protocol) is very good advice. I don't think one can be expected to get paint and keep it for the duration of the lease) to repaint a wall after years though.

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Last time I rented, at the handover the super-picky landlord who whined about the state of a roasting tray didn't give a second glance to the walls, since after five years they'd just be repainted as a matter of course.
Repainting paid for by the landlord is only normal (if the place is unusable or the tenant complains) after 8 years.
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Thanks glowjupiter. I rent and want to make sure before drilling some hole for my shelves. The apartment is small and my wife need more space.
Your wife lives on the shelves
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