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Removing a sticker/magnet vs wall

So I have a few few metal posters That I have to remove from my wall. Unfortunately on the last one the magnet took some wall with it

How deep in it am I? Can I get this sorted myself, on a Saturday with Very limited DIY skills?
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So I have a few few metal posters That I have to remove from my wall. Unfortunately on the last one the magnet took some wall with it

How deep in it am I? Can I get this sorted myself, on a Saturday with Very limited DIY skills?

Perhaps others will have better advice... but I used to hang guitars on plasterboard walls, which meant multiple, big holes created by metal cavity anchors.

I was able to buy something along these lines:
https://www.homebase.co.uk/ronseal-q...r-330g_p427653


and with a few layers (allowing it dry and contract a bit with each) they filled them up well. Only requiring a small paint touch-up afterwards.


Since you have textured Putz on your wall, perhaps you could try the same method, and then for the last layer, just overfill and be artistic and dab the filler to create a similar rough effect? I have never tried this. Just thinking.

Finding a colour that matches might be trickier... I wonder if you could take the peeled off piece and find a test tub of relatively matching paint.
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Re: Removing a sticker/magnet vs wall

Go to Migros DoIt+Garden and buy a putty knife ("Spachtel" in German), and a small package of "Strukturspachtel":



It will all cost you 10 francs. You clean the affected area, and spread the material with the putty knife. Don't press too hard, or you'd "hide" the grains that give it texture. Should take you 2min.
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Now it's too late, but more an easy prevention trick for next time:

Heat up the sticker with a hairdryer. The adhesive will lose its stenght and will come off way easier without ripping of the wall
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How to fix wall damage (due to a glued mirror)

We are moving apartments and are in the process of cleaning our old apartment before the handover. We had glued a couple of these IKEA mirrors (https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/lots-mirror-39151700/), upon removing which the wall has been damaged as seen in the picture. (To be fair to IKEA, they warn about this in their documentation.) Anyway, we now need to fix this. So if someone here has any tips for this, that would be highly appreciated!

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