unfortunately, it sat this way for months.
the gaping hole must have been bothering fish too because it was one of the first things he attacked during his weeklong vacation.
to cover the hole, we bought a mesh repair panel.
the adhesive backing makes the job much simpler.
next step: plastering!
add water and stir.
(( add more plaster to thicken if necessary ))
spread it on, let it dry...
...then sand it down.
it was time for fish to step aside...
so i could paint!
i grabbed my handy-dandy touch-up jar:
(( wet paint ))
a short time later...
...like the hole was never even there...