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Professional Drywall Repair Services in Fort Wayne, IN

CertaPro Painters® of Fort Wayne has the skill and experience you need to provide a flawless drywall repair service. Drywall is a common interior building material for its ease of installation and visual appeal. It’s sturdy and fire-resistant, making it a perfect interior surface for most homes. However, drywall is not immune to damage from simple wear and tear. And when you need drywall repairs done in your area, the CertaPro Team is here to help.

Once we patch, repair, or replace your drywall, our painting contractors can add a fresh coat of paint to complete the look. If your home is in need of a drywall repair or painting services, Fill out our online form to request a free estimate.

Drywall Repair Fundamentals in Fort Wayne, IN
Guy doing DIY drywall repair

Drywall repairs are an extremely common request we hear among customers. When your drywall isn’t properly taken care of, not only is it not visually pleasing but it also can lead to structural damage. We make drywall repair as easy and efficient as possible. If you are also interested in painting the walls after the drywall is repaired, check out our interior and exterior painting services.

A lot of home owners may try to patch the hole themselves but we highly advise calling professionals to do it instead. It can be more complex than it seems and you don’t want to end up with a bigger mess than when it started. However, if you still decide to go ahead with a DIY drywall repair, keep these things in mind:

Be cautious of cords: If you need to cut into the wall to repair, first confirm that there are no plumbing or electrical lines behind the wall. You can do this by cutting a small surface hole (only an inch) and shinning a through so you are able to see. Once you know it is safe, you can cut deeper into the wall.

Less is more: Applying a thing coat will make the area much easier to sand.

Don’t rush through sanding: You may be tempted to quickly sand the area but it will be noticeable and you will have to go back and fix it anyway.  Once you are ready to sand, use fine-grit sandpaper. Sand, apply another layer of mud, wait for it to dry and then re-sand.

Protect yourself: The particles that are released from the drywall are damaging to the lungs when inhaled. Make sure you are wearing a mask.

Drywall Repair Projects in Fort Wayne, IN

Below are a few drywall repair projects we have completed in our local community. Click on any image to zoom in.

Drywall Cracks Found

Drywall Cracks Found

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Fort Wayne Interior

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At CertaPro Painters of Fort Wayne,IN; client satisfaction is everything to us. For a free color consultation and discussion on your painting options, call CertaPro Painters today.

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Drywall Repairs & Maintenance Services

There are many common problems that can occur to the drywall at your Fort Wayne residence. Problems with drywall can be a complicated fix, so it is often best to consult with a professional painting contractor. If issues with drywall are not repaired, over time this may even result in expensive structural damage to the walls of your home.

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

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.

Popping Nails

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.


It happens often. When someone knocks into the wall, it can create a dent. Usually, the dents can’t be repaired, but the panels need to be replaced. This is the only way to make the paint job look flawless.

Furniture Scuffs

Whether its a metallic desk or a dresser scraping against the wall, its common for drywall to chip and suffer damage as part of daily wear and tear

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.

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Priming & Painting New Drywall in Fort Wayne, IN

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.

Your Local Drywall Repair Company in Fort Wayne, IN

CertaPro Painters® of Fort Wayne offers professional Drywall Repair Services in the Fort Wayne metro area. In addition to our drywall repair services, we also paint interior surfaces such as interior trim and crown molding. We offer several home improvement services aside from painting including wallpaper removal & cabinet refinishing. The first step is to request a free estimate from our team. Contact us today to get started. We are accredited and A+ rated by the BBBhighly reviewed and offer a 2 year warranty on many of the services we perform. If you are interested in our services, the first step is to request a free estimate either by filling out the form online, or by calling us at 260-494-1412.

They took care of my concerns at the end. They were professional and focused. I am happy with all jobs and will use again

- Julie P. | Fort Wayne, IN

Julie P. | Fort Wayne, IN

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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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Articles on Drywall Painting & Repair

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