How to Repair a Hole on a Concrete Surface

Image of a hole in concrete with a tool showing how to fix it. Image of a hole in concrete with a tool showing how to fix it.

Repair holes in your concrete surfaces before you refresh your home with a new coat of paint!

For Best Results:

Refer to our how-to for helpful steps on repairing holes.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • 5-in-1 Tool
  • Broom
  • Concrete Patch
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Protective Apparel
  • Putty Knife
  • Rags
  • Sponge
  • Step 1

    Remove any loose debris from the hole. Wipe the area clean with a water-dampened rag.

    TIP: Use a 5-in-1 painter's tool to remove hard-to-reach debris. This will allow the concrete patching material to bond tightly to the damaged area.

  • Step 2

    Using a putty knife, spread a thin layer of concrete patching material into the hole.

    TIP: To create an even surface, always smooth out (feather) the patching material 1"-2" beyond the repaired area.

  • Step 3

    Using a wet sponge, blend the repaired area into the existing surface.

  • Step 4

    Allow the area to dry.

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