Sheetrock Repair Waco TX

Expert Drywall USA in Waco, TX is your professional drywall repair company that you can rely on for all your home renovation needs. If you have drywall in your house that has a hole caused by an accidental bang, you don’t need to rip the entire wall for a whole replacement. The hole can be repaired to match the rest of the wall with minimum work and cost.

We have useful advice that will help you repair holes in sheetrock like a professional. Repair with only one application will not give you good results. You will at least need 3 applications to repair holes in your drywall for a neat look.

Materials For Repair

To begin the repair process, you need to assemble all materials of work ready which include:

.) Half-inch sheetrock
.) Inch and a quarter sheetrock screws (coarse threads)
.) 20 or 45 minute fast setting joint compound
.) regular setting joint compound
.) paper joint tape

The tools you will need are:

.) stud finder
.) straight edge (yardstick)
.) keyhole or sheetrock saw
.) utility knife (extra blades)
.) drill with phillips head attachment
.) 6 inch and 8 inch sheetrock finishing knife
.) sheetrock mud pan
.) medium grit sanding block or drywall sander

sheetrock repair waco tx

Interested in hiring a professional drywall installation and repair company in Waco, TX or surrounding areas? Give us a call at (254) 203-7239 and make an appointment today!

Steps Of Sheetrock Repair

It is important for the repaired sheetrock to match with the rest of the wall if you desire good results. Below is a step by step guide that Expert Drywall USA recommends if you want to do the repair work yourself:

1. To begin the repair work, use a stud finder to mark your studs just around the hole.
2. After marking the studs, use a straightedge or yardstick to draw a sizeable square all around the repair area.
3. That should be followed by cutting out the damaged edges of the hole with a keyhole saw or sheetrock saw. Gently pick out the damaged sheetrock pieces with your hand.
4. Next, take the measurements of the area that needs repair.
5. Take the exact measurements of the area to be replaced and transfer them on the new sheetrock.
6. Use a utility knife to make a groove along the front of the new sheetrock. Break the sheet gently with your hand and remove unwanted pieces.
7. Next, insert the newly cut sheetrock piece into the hole that you had prepared.
8. With the help of your drill and screws, fasten the new sheetrock to the open space.
9. The next step that follows now is preparing joint compound which should take at least 20 to 45 minutes depending on the quantity you will need. Use your mud pan to mix the joint compound to the consistency of pancake batter.
10. After the mud is of good consistency and free of lumps, use your 6 inch knife to spread the compound over the joint.
11. Next, apply paper tape flat along the mudded area. Spread the excess joint compound along the tape’s edges with your 6 inch knife while ensuring that the paper tape lays smooth over the joints.
12. Let the tape sit in for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour while you mix another batch of joint compound.
13. Apply the second mixture of mud just along the joint and spread it evenly with your 8 inch knife. Make sure you make it smooth because you will have another coat like this one. You will however use regular joint compound mix in the next coat.
14. Give the second application an hour to adequately dry out. After it has dried out completely, you can now proceed to apply the third and last coat on the joint. This time round, you can use regular mud setting compound. Apply the mud with your 8 inch knife following the same application procedure.
15. Allow time for the last application to dry completely. Next, use your sanding block or drywall sander and sand the repaired area smoothly until you achieve an even look that matches the rest of the original wall. That completes the repair work.
16. Your wall is now ready for priming and painting.

You will achieve good looking results if you keenly follow the above steps. However, if you are still not sure about how to go about it, feel free to contact Expert Drywall USA in Waco for professional service.

Interested in hiring a professional drywall installation and repair company in Waco, TX or surrounding areas? Give us a call at (254) 203-7239 and make an appointment today!

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