Drywall Repair and Painting
CertaPro Painters® of Athens
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Professional Drywall Repair in Athens, GA
The house painting experts at CertaPro Painters® of Athens are professionally trained to replace or repair your drywall and refinish the surface with any paint, wallpaper covering or specialty finish you desire. From small punch-through holes to hanging new drywall panels, cutting, attaching, and applying a final skim coating and sanding, CertaPro Painters® of Athens is your one-stop shop for all your drywall repair needs.
CertaPro Painters® has built a professional reputation by delivering an extraordinary customer service experience. Before the paint of your choice is applied to the walls and before the surface preparation is complete, CertaPro Painters® of Athens can assist you with your home’s drywall repair needs to bring you the best possible finished project.
Common Drywall Problems
Drywall damage is a common problem for many homeowners and one that can be tricky to fix at home. It is a meticulous repair that requires time and attention to detail. If not properly taken care of, it can result in an uneven and unappealing appearance or, worse, structural damage to your walls. Our CertaPro Painters® of Athens house painting experts have years of experience in drywall repair, making it easy for them to deliver impeccable results quickly and efficiently.
There are many factors that can damage drywall, leaving behind holes, cracks, dents and damp patches of all sizes. Some of the most common types of damaged drywall include:
Holes are usually caused by accidental forceful impact, like a door being slammed open or someone falling into the wall. Depending on what made the impact, you could be looking at anything from a small puncture to a worrying crater.
Removing anything attached to the wall, whether it be tile, wallpaper, or even objects like mirrors, can lead to pieces of drywall coming off.
Water damage and moisture
Usually caused by leaking pipes, water damage weakens the structural integrity of the drywall and can even be a health hazard. Even if there are no visible water patches, moisture in the walls or ceilings can lead to other problems like cracks and loosened joint tape.
This happens most often when a nail is not securely attached to a joint or stud and pops through the drywall.
Dented corner bead
The corner bead is a piece of metal used to join two sheets of drywall at a corner. It can become dented with impact or regular wear and tear.
Careless furniture handling can lead to pencil-like marks at best and holes in the drywall at worst.
Benefits of Repairing Drywall
For many homeowners, the main benefit of repairing drywall is simply cosmetic. Damaged drywall tends to be extremely noticeable and ruins the overall appearance of a wall. While some would prefer to simply cover the damage with a wall hanging or piece of furniture, there are other important benefits to taking the time to repair it instead.
For one, certain forms of damage like cracks and damp patches can lead to structural issues that can affect the integrity of your home. However, even smaller holes and dents will have to be repaired someday if you ever intend to sell your house or move your furniture. Leaving the repair for later is almost guaranteed to increase the damage over time, meaning you may end up paying more down the line.
Priming Drywall for Paint
Priming drywall after a repair is an extremely important step which should never be overlooked. Due to the natural texture of drywall, painting directly over the skim coat will not leave a fully even surface. Drywall priming involves sanding down, wiping, cleaning, and finally applying a drywall primer/sealer. This sticks to the drywall to create a perfectly smooth surface for painting as well as prevents the paint from being absorbed into the drywall.
Our CertaPro Painters® drywall repair services will always include all these necessary steps for a perfect finish. Of course, the drywall priming process will vary depending on the size of the repair. If we are only repairing a small hole, the primer will be applied directly onto the spackle or drywall compound with a paintbrush or roller. Larger repairs and replacements will usually mean re-repriming the wall entirely.
Contact Us for Drywall Repair and Painting
Hiring our CertaPro Painters® drywall repair services is an easy and quick way to refresh a room whose walls are looking tired and damaged. You can also combine this with our interior painting services to completely transform a space with a fresh coat of paint, whether you just want a subtle update or a complete color overhaul.
Contact us today for a free estimate for your drywall repair needs.
Common Questions About Drywall Repair Projects
How do you repair drywall?
The type of damage will determine what drywall repair technique is needed. Small dents and dings can be smoothed over with spackle and paint. Water damaged or impact damaged drywall will be cut out and patched with new drywall segments. Repairs are then finished with light sanding and a fresh coat of matching paint.
How much does drywall repair cost?
The cost of drywall repair varies depending on the extent of damage. To get accurate pricing for your unique project, schedule an estimate appointment with your local independently owned and operated CertaPro Painters® franchised business.
Do all CertaPro Painters® locations offer drywall repair?
Drywall repairs are a common part of interior painting projects. Most independently owned and operated CertaPro Painters® franchised businesses offer drywall repair services, but some do not offer it as a stand-alone service. Contact your local independently owned CertaPro Painters® location for pricing and information about your unique project.
How can I tell if my drywall should be repaired?
Repairs and replacements are generally only needed if some damage has been done to the wall. Impact damage, water damage, mold, and scrapes are the most common types of drywall damage. If you have any of these problems, repairs are needed to restore the look of the wall.
How do you fix cracks in drywall?
Cracks in drywall are usually repaired using drywall tape and joint compound. Once the compound dries the surface is smoothed over for an even finish.
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