If you have ever hung a picture with a nail or bumped a chair into the wall you may have caused damage to your drywall. One or two small spots may not seem like a big deal but over time there can be enough damage that it can start to make the walls looked terrible. Small holes or dents are not fun to look at and even if you have a nice clean house it may still not look very good. Fortunately, there is something that you can do about it. You can have the drywall repaired and the wall re-painted so that it looks as good as new again. Ciarlanti Painting – Jeff The Painter lists ways your drywall may be damaged and what we can do to fix it!
What Causes Damage to Drywall?
When you hang a picture on the wall you have caused some damage to the drywall. It is usually not a big deal until you want to move the decorating around change the location of the art or pictures. This will leave holes in the wall from the original spot of the hung items. Another way that drywall is damaged is when you move around large pieces of furniture. When a couch or cabinet is moved often times they bump into the wall and that can cause a dent or hole. The damage is not always a hole but can be a dent or scrape. They can look just as bad as a hole and also need to be repaired. There are other ways that you could be damaging your drywall from everyday life. A chair falling over, someone kicking the wall and much more. Whatever the reason for the drywall damage be sure that you get it fixed by a professional.
Problems with Bad Drywall Installation Job
When your drywall was installed, it was most likely attached via joint fastening tape. As time goes on, this tape can loosen due to moisture or age, and start to buckle the drywall it’s holding together but sometimes it is obvious that drywall was poorly installed when you see nails popping through the wall. If you do notice a nail popping through, it’s best to remove it and find the stud before nailing it back into place. Another problem with poorly installed drywall are cracks which are a safety issue. If you notice cracking happening often, you should have your roof and foundation inspected. Cracks will only get bigger and can turn into a very expensive and troublesome repair.
How Do You Repair Damaged Drywall?
If you are sick of looking at your damaged drywall, call a professional like Ciarlanti Painting – Jeff The Painter to come out and make the repairs. We can remove the damaged piece of drywall and replace it with a new piece. We can seal up the gaps and sand the area down. After that has time to dry we can match the texture to the existing wall and match the color of paint or re-paint to a new color you choose. This is often a great time to have your home repainted with a fresh new coat of paint.