What are the Different Ways to Repair Your Drywall?

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There are many different ways to repair your drywall. But in order to do, you first need to know the type of premixed materials used for your drywall – lightweight and all-purpose. Lightweight products are less dense than all-purpose products and usually dries faster. It’s smoother and will not require a lot of time for sanding. The all-purpose compound is thicker and usually dries harder.

If you have drywall damage in several rooms, you need to understand the compound or material you are using because you will need the same to make minor repairs. The following are some of the most common issues of drywall and how you can repair them.

Doorknob Damage

One of the most usual damages on drywalls happens when the door is swung forcefully or too suddenly that the doorknob punches a hole. The simplest way to fit it is to purchase a peel-and-stick repair path. You can buy this at your local hardware store. The patch normally has an adhesive-backed aluminum screen that is reinforced by a fiberglass mesh. Just peel off the protective cover and paste it on the hole.

Crumpled Corner Bead 

A corner bead is the L-shaped metal strip that protects and outside corner of your drywall. It is nailed around the corner and covered with 2-3 layers of joint compound. Although it is sturdy, it can get dented through various activities in the home such as getting hit by a vacuum cleaner or when moving furniture. As the corner bead wears out, it can become crumpled. The good news is the dent is usually just small making the repair very easy.

Creeping Cracks 

Vertical drywall cracks open appear above and below the window and doors. This happens when the lumber used as braced against your drywall starts to shrink. To repair the crack, start by sanding the crack to smoothen its surface. Vacuum the crack to remove the loose dust and debris. Once everything is cleaned, use a putty knife to apply a thin coat of joint compound and cover the cracks. Slightly pressed the compound against the wall to ensure solid adherence to the wall.

Popping Nails

Nails will start popping up as years by due to lumber shrinkage. To fix a popped nail or screw, you can begin by using a screw to re-attach or tighten them up. Alternatively, you can utilize a utility knife to carve away the joint compound from the fastener head. Then you can hide the head of the nails using a primer and then paint.

Saggy and Texture Ceiling

Water damage often leads to more damage in your home such as a stained ceiling. However, in some extreme cases, the drywall will sag down from the joist because of trapped water on the ceiling. If this happens, you first need to address the leaking water. Where does the water come from? If there’s a hole in your roof, it’s important that you fix it first so no water can enter your home. Once the source of the water has been fixed, you can start fixing the drywall. Use a sanding screen to remove the texture. And then coat it with primer and paint.

If the repair is too complex for you to handle such as a crack or a hole in the wall that is at least 25 inches in diameter, you will need someone who is an expert in drywall repair. Patching large holes, drywall removal, and drywall repainting can be difficult for DIYers. These jobs require precision and proper equipment for a successful job. If you need help, feel free to contact Chandler Painting Pros. We repair drywall and provide professional painting job services for both commercial, residential, and industrial applications. Contact us today at ​(480) 448-6705.


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