Before You Hire A Drywall Company
Consider these points and choose the right Drywall Contractor:
- Decide whether you want to repaint the whole wall or just touch up patched areas. If we’re patching tiny nail holes, we can cover up the repairs by dabbing on touch-up paint with a soft cloth.
- If we’re patching a large number of holes and other damage, prime the patched walls before repainting -- especially if you’re choosing a semi-gloss or shinier finish. The higher the gloss, the more different surface textures appear between the patch and the surrounding paint.
Before we begin repair work, it's important to know the utility placement in your home. Typically, electric wires are attached to wall studs. Locate the wall studs before you begin cutting, drilling or nailing drywall.
Drywall Specialist Patches Small Dents and Dings
Scrape away loose debris from the hole. Cover the hole or dent with fast-drying spackle to bring the spackle level with the drywall surface and let it dry 24 hours -- or the time recommended by the manufacturer’s instructions. Sand smooth.
We Repair Popped Nailheads
A popped nail isn't holding in the stud and backs out of the drywall, creating a popped nail head.
How We Repair a Popped Nailhead
Step 1: Reattach the Drywall to the Stud
Drive a drywall screw 1 1/2 inches above the popped nail head into the stud to reattach the drywall to the stud. Sink the screw head just below the surface of the drywall so it can be covered with spackle.
Step 2: Drive in the Popped Nail
Step 3: Cover, Sand and Smooth
We Fix Small Holes
For small holes, like those created by a doorknob, a patch kit may be used.
Fixing Small Holes Using a Patch Kit
Step 1: We Place the Self-Adhesive Patch
We place the self-adhesive mesh patch over the hole.
Step 2: Cover the Mesh Patch
Step 3: Apply a Second Coat of Compound if Necessary
Drywall Specialist Fixes Medium Holes
We consider holes up to 6 inches, to be a medium size hole.
Step 1: WE Cut a Drywall Patch
Cut a piece of drywall into a square shape that’s 2 inches larger in width and height than the area to be repaired.
Step 2: Score the Back of the Drywall
Step 3: Snap Away the Gypsum
Step 4: Trace Around the Gypsum on the Wall
Step 5: Apply Joint Compound and Insert Gypsum
Step 6: Cover the Patch With Joint Compound
Step 7: Reapply Second Coat of Compound if Needed
Drywall Specialist Fixes Large Holes
For holes larger than 6 inches, we'll create a drywall patch with a different attachment method for the repair.
When Repairing Larger Holes We
Step 1: Cut Out a Piece of Drywall to Use as the Patch
Cut a piece of drywall into a square a little bit bigger than the hole.
Step 2: Trace the Patch Size Over the Hole
Step 3: Cut Out the Hole
Step 4: Attach Furring Strips Inside the Hole
Step 5: Attach the Patch to Furring Strips
Step 6: Apply Joint Tape to the Patch
Step 7: Apply Joint Compound
Drywall Specialist Fixes Corner Bead
Corner bead is used where two pieces of drywall meet to form a corner. Corner bead is available in a variety of materials, including metal, paper and vinyl.
How We Repair Damaged Corner Bead
Step 1: Cut Through the Damaged Corner Bead
Cut the damaged corner bead horizontally, both above and below the mar, with a hack saw.
Step 2: Cut the Drywall to Reveal Damaged Corner Bead
Step 3: Snip a New Piece of Corner Bead
Step 4: Apply Joint Compound to Corner Bead
Drywall Specialist Finishes the Repair
We're almost done. Here's where we make it look like nothing happened.
Finishing Up the Drywall Repair Process
Step 1: We Lightly Sand the Wall
Finish all repairs with a final light sanding to ensure a satin smooth finish and seamless blending between the patch and the wall.
Step 2: Apply a Coat of Primer
Step 3: Paint the Wall
Drywall Specialist Repaires Textured Drywall
Textured drywall is a bit more complicated, but still pretty simple to repair.
We Are Experts At Repairing Damage to Textured Drywall
Step 1: Prepare to Sand the Patch Area
Sand your patch area smooth. In a small bowl, mix 4 parts joint compound and 1 part water. Dip a stiff brush into the mixture and hold it close to the wall, bristles up.