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Pittsboro Wallboard Repair Expert Call ☝ Drywall Specialist A skilled local neighborhood Sheetrock repair authority to fix those imperfections on your walls and ceilings. Serving Pittsboro, Siler City, Chatham NC and out laying areas since 1991. Quality workmanship, competitive prices, free estimates and complementary cost quotes on large and small plasterboard patching, finishing, repair projects in Pittsboro for three decades.

By Jimmy Holmes | Updated September 27, 2023 1:29 PM

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Drywall Specialist Pittsboro Wall And Ceiling Repair Expert

Drywall Specialist is a local contractor that does it all from small dents to large holes. We use several methods to fix surface defects on your walls. Learn to patch and repair drywall.

We Use Drywall Tools

  • Drill
  • Drywall Saw
  • Utility Knife
  • Drywall/Taping Knives
  • Tape Measure

We Use Name Brand Materials

  • Construction Adhesive
  • Drywall Tape
  • Masking Tape
  • Drywall Screws
  • Joint Compound

These Products Are Used To Fix A Verity Of Drywall Defects.

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.

Step 2: Flick the Compound Mixture Onto the Wall

Step 3: Lightly Flatten the Flicked Particles

Step 4: Use Wall Texture Spray as an Alternative

Step 5: Allow the Compound to Dry

By Jimmy Holmes | Updated Feb 17, 2023 3:46 PM

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