Drywall Repair Service
O'Fallon Painting and Drywall Pros are both a painting company and drywall repair specialists. We do both..it's right there in our name!
Your drywall may need to be repaired in the years following its installation. Damaged drywall is an eyesore, besides the fact that it can let heated and cooled air out of a building, and holes can allow pests inside if they ever make it into the walls. Call us right now! 314-931-4996.
An array of issues can cause damage to your drywall. Even if you’ve only had it a few years, a hole needs to be repaired as soon as possible.
Any of the following things can cause a drywall issue:
Drywall repair can be done for any size hole in your wall.
Dents and scrapes
Small imperfections can be camouflaged with plaster or sheetrock mud.
A hole that is a couple of inches wide can be repaired easily with drywall mesh and 1-2 layers of drywall mud, the second applied after the first has cured for 24 hours.
A hole that is roughly 6 inches wide should be patched with a small piece of drywall, scored on one side so that one piece of the paper hangs over the edges. Measurements need to be exact for the patch to work correctly, so a professional can save you a lot of trouble by doing it right the first time.
Large damaged sections
If the damaged section is larger than 6 inches wide, a different approach is required. We’ll need to cut a section out of the wall, careful to avoid plumbing and electrical wires, and then we will attach a piece of drywall to the studs and fill in the edges around the patch the way we would if we were hanging new drywall.
After so many years installing drywall for our awesome customers in St. Charles county, we’ve learned some things worth sharing with you:
- Install drywall sheets close together so there aren’t huge gaps. This technique uses less compound, and there’s less room for error.
- Start in the middle of the room and work your way to the corners so the tape doesn’t come loose.
- Use larger sheets of drywall so there will be fewer seams. We use standard-sized 4x8 sheets in smaller rooms, but in larger rooms, we like to use 4x10 or even 4x12 drywall to reduce the number of seams.
It isn’t always necessary to tape drywall for repairs, but every new build will require drywall taping. O'Fallon Painting and Drywall Pros can advise you on the best course of action to make your repairs, renovations, and new constructions go perfectly!
We can also refinish walls once they have been repaired. Whether it’s paint, wallpaper, or some custom wood finish, our pros can do anything you currently have and make it match perfectly.
Call us for any size drywall repair project. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! 314-931-4996 (click to call)