Drywall damage doesn’t just come from overly rambunctious kids or clumsy adults. Damage often occurs naturally, and in much more subtle ways than you might think. Here are some of the most common causes of drywall damage:
- Small punch-through holes from nails,
- Popping nails,
- Furniture scuffs,
- Loosened up joint tape,
- Damage from tile removal,
- Cracks from settling,
- Damage from moisture or mold,
- Everyday wear and tear,
- Damage from kids,
- Damage from rodents, and
- Holes from drywall anchors.
PRIMING DRYWALL FOR PAINT
Before we paint, we’ll do a walk through of the space and inspect for any existing damage. We’ll take note of all the spots that need repair, and then we’ll get to work! Very small holes (like those from nails) can be fixed by simply filling them with mud/spackle, and sanded down once dried. This is usually a pretty quick process.
For bigger holes (like those from door handles, etc) will need to be patched, which is a bit of a more complex process. First we’ll carefully measure the hole, and cut a patch of drywall to fit it. We’ll then apply mud/spackle around the edges of the hole on the wall. Next, the patch is carefully applied, with more mud being applied over top of the patch. Once it has dried, we’ll sand it down to create a smooth surface that’s ready to be painted.
Overall, it is usually a pretty fast fix, and we’ll be able to start painting no time.
THE BENEFITS OF FINISHING DRYWALL
If you’ve got holes of any size or dents in your drywall, they’re definitely worth fixing. A new coat of paint on its own just isn’t enough to cover it up—in fact, it often makes the damage stand out even more. When you’re getting a new paint job, you want to make sure you have a smooth surface, so you can achieve the best look possible.
Repairing holes and dents in your drywall is a quick and easy way to make your space look brand new again. It’s a must-do before applying a fresh coat of paint to a wall. If you would like us to help you out with your drywall repairs and a new paint color for your space, book an appointment today!