If you are moving into a home with holes, chances are pretty good that you want these holes filled properly. However, if you are moving out of an apartment or rental home, and simply want the walls to look good to get your security deposit back, there are a few tricks you can use to achieve this. Want to get rid of the holes caused by nails on the wall? Here are some easy solutions:
Your old landlord is coming to do a walkthrough with you in an hour, and now you notice all the small holes left behind since you pulled everything off the walls; what do you do? Well, providing your walls are white, like they are in most rentals, you can do a quick fix with a bar of white ivory soap. Rub the bar over the hole so it fills in, and then use a rag to wipe any excess soap away. Avoid using a damp rag if you can, or you might wash the soap away.
You could simply just fill the hole with toothpaste (if the hole is on a white wall). A nail hole filled with toothpaste looks less obvious than a nail hole from a distance.
If the toothpaste (or soap) looks a little shiny compared to your matte wall, aspirin can help. Crush an aspirin up to powder. Add the smallest drop of water to make a paste, smear it on, and wipe anything extra away.
Buy a small tube of wall putty. Dab a tiny amount on an old knife or the end of your finger and push the putty into the hole. You only need a dab. If you get some on the surrounding area (most people do), just use an old damp cleaning rag to wipe it away. When it is dry, you can use a small painting brush from the craft store and brush a little acrylic paint over the hole.