Hey diynos, I had a party at my place and woke up with pic related. I had an older leather couch pressed near the wall, didn't know the corner was exposed and the steel edge dug into the drywall something fierce when one of my buddies laid back into the wall. So now I'm stuck with this, coke can for reference. Best way to fix it? California patch wouldn't be ideal, but I will do what I have to do. Thank you for any advice you may have.
It isn't an apartment it's my house lol, at some point I will prime and paint over it, just didn't know if it was too big for a spackle job or had to cut a section out (I've only done very small nicks and dings)
Depends on the landlord and the area though. One landlord wanted me to pay for every fucking nail hole and nick. We went to court over it 'cause the law there specifically said wear and tear doesn't come out of the deposit. I won in the end but the hassle was unreal. If I wasn't so fucking poor at the time I probably would have just paid the money. Last landlord didn't give a shit as long as it was clean. Walls were full of nail hole patches when I moved in and even more when I moved out. The pre-move out inspection he told me to rent a carpet cleaner and that was it. Day I moved out we did another inspection and he gave me my deposit back on the spot (which is rare as hell). Law here isn't as lax though. There is no wear and tear exemption for walls (only floors). So the current place told me strait up it would be painted before I moved in (and to report and problems) and it would be painted again when I moved out and I was on the hook for that. YMMV.