Drywall Repair & Sheetrock Repair – Why Hire a Pro

You’re probably thinking to yourself… “I can patch up that damaged Sheetrock in my bedroom”. You can purchase a drywall repair and Sheetrock repair kit at any home improvement store and do the job yourself, right? In theory, yes, but there are a number of reasons to rely on a professional instead.

The Appearance After Repair

This is the biggest issue with attempting to fix damaged Sheetrock yourself… it usually doesn’t look good! A lumpy appearance and shoddy workmanship are bound to be a problem if you don’t do the repair properly. Spacing, proper application, and the general knowledge of working with Sheetrock on a daily basis are all relevant factors to doing the repair work properly. And, as a homeowner who generally doesn’t work with these materials on a daily basis, you’re likely to do something wrong which will result in the work being done incorrectly.

What a Trained Professional Brings to the Table

Instead of attempting a drywall repair & Sheetrock repair DIY project yourself, you’re far better served hiring the professionals at Excellent American Painting & Handyman Service to do the work instead. Some reasons to do so include:

  • The company is fully licensed, bonded, and insured, guaranteeing the repair work done on your walls.
  • The experience of working with the equipment, drywall, and knowing how to repatch and repair the damage.
  • The use of the proper tools, equipment, and bonding materials, ensures a smooth, even finish, once repairs are complete.
  • A team which is fully equipped to perform major or minor repair services, and will guarantee your satisfaction with the services performed.

Ultimately, licensed and trained professionals are knowledgeable, know the proper tools to use, and how to properly approach the repair job. They also understand not all drywall repair is a “one size fits all” task, meaning a repair kit usually isn’t the best approach to repairing damaged drywall.

To learn more about services offered by Excellent American Painting & Handyman Service, or to schedule your consultation you can call 214-938-1088 or contact us online today to speak with a trained professional who can help you determine the best approach to tackling your service needs.

Sheetrock and Drywall: Are They The Same?

Sheetrock and drywall both refer to special panels that are fastened to wall studs to create walls, but they’re not the same thing — at least not technically! Here’s a little brain-teaser: All Sheetrock is drywall, but not all drywall is Sheetrock! That’s because Sheetrock is actually a brand name — patented by a company called U.S. Gypsum — kind of like Kleenex is a brand name that refers to tissue. We’re teasing though, because most builders and carpenters use the terms interchangeably!

Sheetrock and Drywall: Are They The Same?

Both Sheetrock and drywall are made from flattened gypsum “plates” that are covered on both sides with heavy paper. Drywall — and by extension Sheetrock — are pretty revolutionary, because back in “the day”, all walls were made with plaster, and usually required the services of a plasterer to ensure an even and smooth application. Drywall, on the other hand, is a more lightweight, easy to install product that even ambitious DIYers are able to erect, using a special paper or mesh tape to hide the seams between the panels. The tricky part, though, is applying and sanding the joint compound that hides the tape. Do it wrong and you’ll end up with lumpy, visible seams, and a wall that looks like an amateur put it together!

The same problem occurs when a portion of a sheet of drywall is damaged, something that is more common than you might suppose. If the damage is small — say, a nail-hole left after hanging a piece of artwork on the wall — then it’s fairly easy to repair with a little spackle and some light and judicious sanding. But when the damage is more severe — like the damage when a heavy piece of furniture or other weighty object occurs and creates a large “hole”, it’s usually best to call in a professional — somebody who’s proficient at working to repair damage to drywall so expertly, that you’d never know there had ever been any damage when they’re through! That “somebody” is typically a professional painter or handyman.

Here’s some good news for residents of the Frisco, Texas region. You’ve got access to both professional painters and professional handymen when you engage the services of Excellent American Painting and Handyman Service! We’re bonded and insured, and serve not only Frisco (our home base), but also  Allen, Carrollton, Celina, Coppell, Corinth, Denton, Fairview, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Little Elm, Lewisville, McKinney, Plano, Prosper, and The Colony! Why not contact us today for an estimate on drywall repairs — or whatever is on your home’s “To Do” list? You can also give us a call at 214-938-1088 seven days a week!