When you move into a home the walls look great with no dents or holes but as you start to live there you will notice dings and dents appearing. Even if you are a careful person and are not throwing big parties with lots of people you are sure to have some drywall damage. This can come from moving a piece of furniture around. You might scoot a couch from one wall to another and the corner happens to bump into the wall on a turn. This can lead to a dent in the drywall that can be very unsightly. You can also have damage to drywall when you are replacing the cover to a light switch or any small remodeling that you take on. Another way that is often not thought about is decorating. When you decorate your house you are sure to cause some damage to the drywall. It may not seem like a big deal until you decide to move a picture from one spot to another, or rehang a shelf at a different level. All the screws and nail holes that you put in the wall is damage to the drywall that will need to be repaired.
L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc lists why it is best to have a professional do the drywall repair and what it takes to do it right.
What it Takes to Patch or Repair Drywall: When you notice a spot that needs to be repaired on the drywall you should call a professional to do the work. The area will need to be looked at and a determination made on the best way to do the repair. The area is either sanded down or the part that is damaged is cut out. If the area has to be removed a new piece of drywall is cut to fit the newly exposed hole. Then the wall is sanded down so that a layer of putty can be added. There are some different types of putty that can be used based on the wall and the type of texture. Then the wall is sanded again and the texture is added to match the texture of the rest of the wall. After that the wall will need to be painted with a color that matches or a new color that the entire wall is being changed to.
Hire A Professional Drywall Contractor: This is a delicate process and if it is not done right it can stand out and the area will look terrible. If the proper tools and techniques are not used, the patched drywall will not blend in to the wall at all. The reason that the repair was done is so that you can have it blend and look as if nothing happened at all. If you try to do the repair yourself you will most likely waste your time and need to call a professional to do the job right anyway!