If there is a hole in the wall of your home it can be unsightly and make the room look disheveled. Most people want their home to look great and that means that any repairs that need to be done to the drywall if it is damaged. The damage can be a large hole where someone hit the wall or it can be a small hole from hanging a piece of art. The size of the damage is not relevant since the way that it is repaired is often the exact same steps (or a slight variation of) no matter what. If you want to have drywall repaired you want to hire a professional that has the experience and the tools to complete the job. If a drywall patch is done badly you can easily see the repair job and that can be worse than the original damage. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. outlines what goes into repairing damage to your drywall.
Prepare the Area for Drywall Repair
The area in your home that has some damage to the drywall needs to repaired. The only way to do that is to prepare the area for the drywall patch. Depending in the size of the damage a piece of drywall normally has to be removed to make way for a new piece to be installed. Once the spot has been cut out and the cuts are cleaned the installation of new drywall can begin.
Cut A New Piece Of Drywall
You will need to cut out a piece of drywall that you can pick up from your local home improvement store. You need to measure and cut the piece that will then fit nicely in the position. Once it is ready to place you can move onto the next step.
Spackle the Drywall
Spackle is a product that is used when drywall needs to be repaired. The spackle is a product that is great to repair small holes and dents that are in your drywall. If you have an area that is much larger or an entire hole you want to place a new piece of drywall before the spackle process. Once the spackle is placed you need to give it time to dry. Once it is dry you need to sand down the area so that it matches the surrounding wall. It sands and levels out fairly easy as long as you have the right tools.
When you make a larger repair to drywall and you have seams or corners in the room you may need to tape first. We are not talking about your standard gift wrap tape. There is specific tape that is to be used to repair the drywall seams. Depending on the repair you can use fiberglass mesh or paper tape. <Make sure you know what you are doing is that the tape does not bubble up once it is dry.
Your wall is probably not a smooth finish. There is most likely texture of some sort on the wall. There are some techniques that can be used to fill in the texture on the area that you repaired. This is a step that needs to be done by a professional so that the finish look matches the rest of the room.
Paint Finished Drywall
Once the drywall has been repaired you want to match the paint and have the area painted. You can also choose to paint the entire room if you don’t want to deal with trying to match the same color of the current paint.
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If you have drywall that needs to be repaired and this process is too much to handle you can hire a professional. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. can track the needs of the repair and ensure that the end result blends in with the rest of the wall.