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Professional Drywall Repair in Federal Way, WA

The house painting experts at CertaPro Painters® of Federal Way, WA 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® Federal Way, WA 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.

Drywall Repair

Drywall Replacement

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 Federal Way 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:

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.

Drywall and plaster repair and preparation

Our painters can make and needed repairs and prepare the drywall, plaster or horsehair plaster in your Federal Way-area home prior to painting.

You’ve heard that preparation is key to a great paint job, and at CertaPro Painters of Federal Way, we take prep very seriously. Whether you have large holes or just minor flaws, our painters will repair and prepare your walls before we paint.

Because everyone’s aesthetic and budgetary needs are different, we have four options of wall preparation to choose from:

Least expensive option:


With this level of wall preparation, we will address only very large flaws in the walls – minor flaws are not addressed at all.

This level is used to help quickly paint homes before they go on the market & for rentals and outbuildings.

Our “standard” option – most of our customers choose this:


With this level of surface preparation, good adhesion and longevity of finish are of primary concern. Includes basic patching, filling, dulling of glossy surfaces, spot priming, caulking, and light sanding/abrading to address surface profile differences exceeding 1/8 inch.

Also includes the following to address “major” flaws:

If ceilings are included on your quote: We address any major or minor ceiling cracks and holes, water damage etc. that can easily be seen from 5 feet away.

If walls are included on your quote we:

  • fix structural cracks with joint tape and joint compound
  • fix/patch all major and minor holes that can easily be seen from 3 feet away.
  • pole sand most wall surfaces to knock of burrs on the surface, dull glossy surfaces. and address surface profile differences exceeding 1/8 inch.
  • spot prime.
  • caulk obvious cracks between walls and trim that can be seen from eye level.

If trim is included on your quote we:

  • fill major divots in eye-level trim if they can hold filler.
  • sand trim with 100-grit sandpaper to knock off burrs and smooth it.
  • remove old paint off interior window glass.

Our “upgraded” level of wall preparation:


Includes everything in Levels 2 & 3, with added emphasis on the quality of appearance of finish painted surfaces.

Includes detailed patching, filling, properly taping cracks, approximate matching of textures, and thorough sanding to address surface profile differences exceeding 1/16 inch.

Our finest level of wall preparation:


Requires aspects of Levels 2-4 with even more emphasis on the quality of appearance of finish painted surfaces.

The criteria for inspection and acceptance may include smoothness to “touch and feel” on interior handrails, doors and easily accessible trim. Includes thorough filling & sanding to address surface profile differences exceeding 1/32 inch.

If you have any questions about drywall repair and wall preparation, please email [email protected]. We’re happy to answer your questions, even if you are doing the drywall repairs yourself.