Once you own a house, little accidents are bound to occur. Often, drywall is the target of these accidents, with minor dents and dings adding up as time passes. Toys get thrown, furniture gets moved around, and doors get opened too quickly. There are infinite ways our walls could become damaged, hence, we will talk about the ways how you can repair your drywall and here are the following tips you can follow to do so.
Before we start, you will need to get the following supplies and tools to make this process easier:
- Utility knife
- Sanding paper or block
- Putty knife (preferably 4”)
- Paint (coat and primer)
- Drywall spackling or compound
Prepare the drywall hole
Get your utility knife and cut any drywall paper remains around the damaged hole. Then, take your sanding paper and level any abrasions in the drywall surrounding it. Using a rag, wipe the area off and move on to the next step.
Fill the drywall hole
Get your 4” putty knife and put on drywall spackling to the hole. As you apply the compound, move the putty knife in a cross shape pattern across the hole. This will help to level out the spackling or compound into the hole. Get rid of any extra compound from around the hole and wait for it to dry. When the first coat has already dried up, it will slightly shrink down. This could leave a small hollow where the hole was. Thus, you need to cover it with a second coat of compound. If the second coat has dried, get your sanding block and sand the hole lightly to level it with the surrounding wall.
Paint the drywall
Now that you have dried your newly patched drywall, take the primer paint and conceal the fresh compound. To help with color blending, paint the former hole and a small area that surrounds the hole. When the primer dries, you can apply the finishing coat. As you apply it, feather the paint while you move away from the hole to make it smoother. To do feather painting, utilize a small brush and focus your brush stroke near the hole’s center. While you paint away from the hole, apply less force and then blend the new paint into the old. If this method is done appropriately, this could make the hole look seamless and appear as if it never happened.
The moment you have already finished painting, your drywall will be good to go. This method could work mostly for small holes. However, any hole that’s larger than a quarter must be replaced or patched. When you apply this method to repair bigger holes, it could get more challenging and complicated.
So, if you have problems such as bigger drywall holes or you need sections to be entirely replaced, you will possibly need professional help from Handyman Savannah GA to get the job done right. If that’s the case, you can contact us and visit our site to set an appointment and get an estimation. Our team would be pleased to help you out with your project.