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How to Fill TV Mount Holes – In-Depth Guide to Fixing Holes

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A common problem with most TV mounts is that they leave a lot of unsightly holes. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to hide them.

We have mentioned some valuable tips and tricks on how to hide/repair the TV mount holes in the wall. 

Without wasting any time, let’s get straight into it. 

Quick Summary

In this article, we will discuss the following things:

  • Which products do you need to use for wall holes from tv mounting?
  • Tips on how to make your mounted TV wall look presentable.  

How to Fill TV Mount Holes - Everything You Need to Know

a joint compound putty knife to fill holes in drywall for finished wall

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In this scenario, whether they are large holes or smaller holes in drywall, you should try to patch and mend them as best you can. The easiest way is using patches that look like wood or wallpaper.

This is an affordable option that doesn’t take a lot of time but may not be what everyone’s looking out for. 

Another more permanent solution would be filling those pesky gaps with plaster or drywall. 

Remember to wear latex gloves when handling filler material, spackling compounds, and other materials.

Find the Right Materials

spackling compound drywall patch fiberglass mesh big hole in walls

There are many different types of fillers, from wood putty to epoxy and even steel wool, so it’s essential to choose a filler that is appropriate for your TV mount holes. 

We highly recommend epoxy generally more durable than other types of filling materials. 

You can also use silicone caulk as a temporary fix until you get around to patching or repainting your walls. Wood putty has about as much staying power as drywall mud, but it dries quickly and doesn’t shrink or crack over time as some epoxies do.

  1. Before patching larger holes, make sure you’re wearing latex gloves and sanding.
  2. The first step in filling your holes is to get a set of tools. You’ll need a power drill, masking tape and painter’s tape, sandpaper, drywall knife, and—if you have it—plastic wood or wood filler.
  3. Plastic wood is easier to apply but must be allowed to dry overnight; regular wood filler can be smoothed immediately with water. Pay attention to the drying time as the drying time determines how long the installation process will take.
  4. Read through all of these steps before you begin, and make sure you have everything you need on hand! This takes a little more work but will last longer.

Prep Work - Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Sanding

sand patch in the compound edges to fix compound diameter holes in drywall
  1. Take a sheet of 120 grit sandpaper and go over all your holes. This will ensure that your filler will adhere to your surface.
  2. If you want to get fancy, take a tack damp cloth (yes, like you use to clean tack in horseback riding) and wipe down your wall before sanding. 
  3. The tack cloth will remove any dust particles on your wall, ensuring that they don’t become an eyesore after you finish.

Step 2: Staining

sign joint compound
  1. Now that your wall holes are filled, it’s time to add a few layers of color to match the surrounding wall.
  2. You can use any stain or paint depending on your taste. I recommend using an oil-based stain since water-based stains will wash away over time and won’t last as long as an oil-based one.
  3. The number of coats needed depends on how deep you want your stain to be – just apply however many coats are necessary to get a good even coat all around.
  4. Leave it dry for at least 24 hours before moving on to step three.

Step 3: The Final Wind Up

Finally, your wall is clean, and your TV mount holes are completely filled. And remember: If it looks like a gap when there should be none, you didn’t apply enough paint.

Additional Ways to Fill TV Mount Wall Holes

Repairing Small Drywall Screw Holes

lightly sand hole for joint compound flush

Cleaning any trash and dust before patching small holes and cracks in drywall is a must. After that, fill the hole using your finger. After that, use the putty knife to smooth the wall’s surface.

After it has completely dried, sand it smooth with the sandpaper. The entire procedure should take no more than 10-15 minutes.

How to Repair Large and Small Holes?

When you have bigger holes in your drywall, it may take longer to complete the repair. Simply follow the instructions outlined below.

Get something to keep your filler stuff in. You might use a drywall repair kit (you can find it at any local home improvement store).

The patch is an adhesive-backed fiberglass mesh patch with an adhesive backing. It must be larger than a hole in the wall but not as large as a hole in the wall, and it must be split with appropriate scissors.

Fill up the hole with the patch. Stick joint compound or superglue with the drywall knife in a crisscross pattern. 

According to several home renovation experts, larger holes should be filled with joint compounds.

You may smooth the wall by pushing harder outer edges and tapering the putty or joint compound. 

Moreover, you might need to apply a couple of applications of joint compound to the final wall to level the surface thoroughly.


It is our desire to provide you with a complete guide to TV mount holes and how to fill them.

We hope you will find it valuable and thank you for taking the time to read our post. We always appreciate your feedback. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to comment or contact us directly.


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