A former drywall professional invented Erase-A-Hole to take care of small patch jobs around the house. As an added bonus, the deodorant-like applicator and the suggestive name might make you crack a grin.
Just rub on a little compound with the applicator, and wipe or scrape the excess away. Erase-A-Hole works on drywall and wood surfaces. Also, since the compound doesn’t shrink as it dries, you can paint over it immediately. The compound should be good for three years before it dries out.
With a street price of $7, Erase-A-Hole might make a good addition to your kitchen tool drawer. To see it in action, check out the website for videos of Erase-A-Hole and its sister product, Erase-A-Crack. (You can just let that mental image develop for a while before checking it out.)