We offer drywall repair services. From holes left behind from picture hangers, furniture, and people going through the wall.
When you do a drywall repair, will it need painting afterwards?
Yes. Paint or color cannot be added to drywall mud. For this reason, the repair will need to be painted once it has been completed.
If you do not have paint that matches the current color of the wall, we can leave a piece of the broken drywall with you. Then you can take this drywall to your local paint or home improvement store, have them color match the existing color, and provide you with a new can of paint.
Are drywall mud and spackle the same thing?
No they are not. Spackle is used to cover small holes, like those left behind from nailing pictures on the wall. Drywall mud is designed to cover the seams and tape between drywall panels.
There are black spots on the drywall that were not there before. Why is that?
Those black spots are most likely mold. The source of the mold is that you have a roof or plumbing leak. The leak needs to be repaired first before repairing the drywall. Otherwise, the replaced drywall will mold again from the existing leak, and would have to be replaced again.
Can you reuse drywall?
No you cannot. Once the drywall has been broken, damaged, or come in contact with a water, then the drywall will need to be replaced with new drywall. Damaged or wet drywall does not have the same structural integrity as new drywall.
I have cracks in the drywall that were not previously there. What is the cause of this?
Cracks in the drywall are an indication of foundation movement. The more severe the crack, the more severe the movement. Before repairing the drywall, have your foundation checked by a foundation expert.
I see nail heads popping up on the wall. Why is this?
Older homes, those built before the 1985, typcially have nails that hold up the drywall. Over time the nails back out of the studs which results in "nail pops". Nail pops are the head of the nail popping up through the mud that covers them. when the nail pop is severe enough, you will see the actual head of the nail.
The common solution to this is to add drywall screws into the wallboard to secure things back to the way they were. Then the screws and nails are covered with drywall mud and sanded smooth.
I have heard about abestos being used in drywall. Do you work with this?
For homes that were built before 1985 that require significant drywall repair, we will test the drywall for asbestos. Asbestos, if inhaled, is known to cause lung cancer and other chronic conditions.
If the asbestos test is positive, then we will recommend that you have an asbestos abatement company remove the drywall or we will recommend alternative solutions that do not require disturbing or modifying the existing drywall. If the asbestos test is negative, then we can proceed with doing the repair without additional measures.