Drywall is low-priced, light, and easy to install. Drywall also doesn’t crack as easily the plaster walls in older homes, but it’s far from impervious. Whether your drywall is old, suffered from moisture damage, or has been stressed from weight-bearing loads, filling drywalls cracks is a common home repair project.
Simply drywall patching requires surface preparation, applying the drywall compound, and then sanding and finishing the wall surface. A quick trip to your local hardware store should provide you with all the materials and tools you need. You might even be able to get some extra tips on your specific drywall patching project. Small-to-medium sized holes and drywall cracks shouldn’t be too difficult, and if something does go wrong, you’re unlikely to make the situation much worse than when you started.
On the other hand, just like trying to touch up some chipped paint, if you don’t have extra paint you probably won’t get an exact match.