Drywall is not indestructible, and people often find that out the hard way when they bang something into the wall and end up with damage. If it’s not in a very visible area, you might consider doing the repair yourself, but when the location is someplace very visible, it might be best to call in the professionals.
How does it work?
Drywall repair involves filling the space, if the damage is large, with a piece of drywall that fits within the space and affixing it, using paper or mesh tape to connect the edges, and going over the tape with several thin layers of compound.
Do-it-yourself or call a pro?
Drywall repair is simple in concept, but can be difficult in reality. There are several tricks to getting the compound to come out even and smooth that only come with experience.
- Using several layers helps, but if you need to sand it too much, you’ll lose more compound than you want to and get stuck in a never-ending loop of sanding and compounding.
- You can add texture to blend the area with a mixture of compound and water applied with a roller.
- For a particularly large hole, you may need to add some structural support in the form of a pine board glued to the inside of the area.
While drywall repair can be done on your own this is only the beginning of the information involved. Trying to achieve drywall repair yourself in a particularly visible area can lead to a frustrating time trying to get it to look like the damage never happened. Feel free to contact us to see how easy we can make it for you.