A hole in the ceiling
HOW TO FIX A CEILING HOLE
Locate and Measure the Hole
Measure the depth and diameter of the existing hole to determine size of filler piece
Cut and Attach the Scrap Wood
Cut a piece of scrap wood that is 1/2" thinner than the opening to allow for the thickness of drywall. You'll also want to cut the piece a little smaller than the opening.
Cut and Attach the Drywall
Next, cut a piece of drywall a little smaller than the existing hole. Screw the drywall patch to the scrap wood filler piece
Apply Drywall Compound
Fill the gaps with a coat of drywall compound. Allow the compound to dry, then sand lightly. Finish off with a second coat of compound, followed by primer and paint.