Drywall Repair by Sears Handyman Services
Drywall is a staple of nearly all modern homes. Made from thin plaster boards derived from the mineral gypsum,
drywall is lightweight and portable and found in most modern homes across the United States. Drywall’s chemical
composition is fire resistant, which makes it an ideal home construction resource.
Drywall is an excellent building material, but it is subject to damage from time to time, and some homeowners can
struggle with repairing drywall on their own. While drywall is commonly handled by construction workers and drywall
specialists, many homeowners are not familiar with handling the material. For this reason, Sears Handyman Services
offers drywall installation and repair.
Patching Drywall and Replacement Drywall
While drywall is sturdy, it can be punctured, chipped, or dented. Drywall damage is a common
occurrence in most homes over their lifetime, whether from a doorknob striking the wall or due
to holes from nails. Fortunately, most drywall holes are an easy fix for an experienced handyman.
While drywall repair kits are commonly found in most hardware stores, correctly patching a drywall
hole can be a tricky and time-consuming process. The process typically involves covering the area
around the hole with a thin layer of joint compound, applying a patch or mesh tape, and then
re-applying and sanding several more layers of joint compound until neither the hole nor the mesh
is visible. And because most pre-mixed joint compound takes a day or more to dry, professionals
also generally take the extra step of blending their own joint compound using a powdered mix and
water to shorten the time needed for drying between coats.
For drywall patching jobs large or small, you can contact a Sears Handyman technician to restore
your wall to its former condition. Our technician can even paint the wall for you once the patch
has been completed.
Installing new drywall from scratch is somewhat more complex than simply patching a hole in existing
drywall. While installing drywall is simpler than installing plaster walls, the process can still be
difficult, especially for a beginner or by oneself due to the weight of the boards. Drywall
installation involves measuring and installing the drywall, using correctly sized screws to keep
the drywall in place, and ensuring that no electrical wiring or pipes are damaged.
For tough drywall installation jobs, you can call on the professionals at Sears Handyman Services.
Our technicians can hang and install drywall correctly to ensure your walls will be looking great
once the job is finished.
Taping drywall is one of the final steps in the drywall installation process. Once the drywall boards
are in place, they’ll need taped along their edges and prepped for the layers of mud, which give the
wall its glossy finish. Finally, each layer of drywall mud will need to be carefully applied,
smoothed, and sanded to ensure an even finish across all the walls and angles. When applied poorly,
drywall mud can clump and appear rough and uneven, which would require much sanding to make level.
For drywall taping done by a home improvement specialist, you can count on a Sears Handyman
professional to tape your drywall correctly. Our personnel have experience with drywall
installation and taping projects and will be glad to assist with making your new drywall look great.
Schedule Drywall Service Online
Receive a free estimate and schedule your handyman service online today. A Sears
representative will contact you promptly, usually within the next business day.
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