Crap! I could see it happening in slow motion. I pushed a library step stool out of my way in the kitchen and it managed to roll 20’ to the stairs and bounce down….and crash right into the drywall leaving a good size hole. I really am not good at patching drywall holes and making the texture come out correctly.
Luckily, on my trip to Home Depot I found a couple of products from Homax that make the job easy. First Homax makes a wall patch that helps you cover the hole. The patch consists of a self-adhesive mesh that holds a galvanized metal plate. Three sizes are available: 4", 6", and 8"—luckily the 8” patch covered the whole. By refinishing over the product you can create an invisible patch.
After you’ve covered the hole with a metal patch and sanded it smooth—you can texture over it by using one Homax’s spray textures. You can get a variety of textures to match your existing texture. Our house uses Orange peel. A really cool feature of the new nozzle design is you can vary the density of the texture by simply turning a nozzle.
Homax is kind enough to put some instructional videos on their website to help novices.
Other products include a patch for doorknob holes and a patch for holes around electrical outlets.