Drywall repair Austin TX
Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal & Textured Paint Services Throughout Austin And Surrounding Areas
Are you looking for a sheetrock repair company?
You’re in luck, because we are the best! We’ve been doing this for years and have worked with all kinds of clients. From homeowners to businesses, no job is too big or small for us. If it’s not done right the first time, we’ll come back and fix it until you’re satisfied. So what do you say? Ready to hire us?
There’s nothing like working with pros who know exactly what they’re doing – especially when your project is important to you. That’s why our customers keep coming back again and again! They can’t get enough of our awesome service that always leaves them happy as clams (or whatever other phrase people use these days). And if there was ever any doubt about how great we are at what we do…well, just check out some of our reviews online! But don’t take their word for it – give us a call today so that one of our friendly customer service reps can set up an appointment ASAP!
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When things get a little crazy, you can count on us to patch up even the most heinous of holes in your walls. And did we mention that we do textures as well?
That means we can cover up just about anything, and yes that even includes that awful floral print wallpaper that looks like your grandma picked it out. (Nothing against granny, but times have changed!)
The interesting part actually comes after patching up a tear in your wall or ceiling, and we can carefully match any type of textures that are found in your home or office. We’ve got the tools to take care of the toughest jobs, and you don’t even have to break a sweat. Give us a call, we’ll bring the plaster and scrapers, and it’s a done deal!
For those times when you don’t feel like getting down on your hands and knees, getting spackle and compound all over the place and then worrying about the paint color after that, we’re here for you! We won’t lie, it’s difficult! But we’re professionals at what we do, and offer specialized services especially suited to deal with these situations. If it isn’t done right, we don’t leave the job site.
One of the things that the unversed deal with after lifting and placing a new piece of gypsum board into place and screw it into the wall is hiding the joint! While we love the DIY community, we also feel their pain and save people all the time after biting off more than they can chew! For that reason, we take this service very seriously, because a house can easily be marred by even a small amount of damage.
Doing drywall repair yourself can be a real pain in the butt, and while you can easily watch a few tutorial videos on YouTube and rock and roll… We definitely understand those situations where you might want to leave it to the pros. Either way, we’re here for you with specialty services to make your life easier!
1. When is it time to repair your drywall and what are the signs of damage?
Drywall is a very common material in homes, but it can also be one of the most vulnerable. When should you repair your drywall and what are some signs that indicate its damage? Well, rule number one of sheetrock is that any amount of moisture is a bad amount of moisture. You can typically spot a damp area of drywall by the appearance of a stain or dark area, looking somewhat like a cooking oil spill on an area of cloth.
This can in turn cause a bulge, and entire ceiling panels can start to sag if they are deeply soaked through. If left untreated for a long enough period of time, a moldy or musty smell can be detected. This is the beginning of the next and potentially most destructive phase of water damage, which is mold growth. It’s crucial that this moisture is removed as quickly as possible, but often times the drywall must be replaced as well.
It’s important to notice if there are any visible cracks or breaks on your walls, as they will need to be taped and floated before repairing the texture and finally painting. Cracks in the drywall around doors and the corners of walls are fairly common to see pop up as homes age. Most of the time these are no big deal, but in some more rare cases it can be a sign of potentially larger issues such as structural failure caused by things like the home’s structure settling due to a variety of possible issues under the slab.
2. How do you go about repairing drywall damage yourself and what tools will you need for the job?
Cracks are fairly easy to repair, and you can use the following method to do so: Scrape any excess material from the area of drywall you wish to repair. Then using a trowel or taping knife, apply a thin layer of mud to the cracked area. Quickly place drywall tape on the area and use a taping knife to squeeze any excess, allowing it to dry. We recommend using what’s called “quick mud” for this task, which is a dry mud that must be mixed with water. This mud, as opposed to wet mud or “spackle”, shrinks more when it dries. This is ideal for taping, because you want the tape to sit as flat as possible.
After this, you must “float” over the area, or that is, apply a thin and even coat of drywall mud over the tape so that it becomes invisible. Once you let it dry, lightly sand the area to make it nice and smooth. Next, you have to match the texture. This is potentially a very advanced job depending on the type of texture you have on your walls and ceilings, with many different techniques. For brevity’s sake, we won’t get into all of that here.
For repairing waterlogged drywall, the task is a little more complex. The first tool you’ll need is a jab saw. This is useful for punching a small hole in the drywall and beginning to saw the affected area as cleanly as possible. For especially large areas of drywall, we recommend using an oscillating multi-tool with a blade that’s made for demolition. However, in a pinch you can use a hand saw with smaller teeth howevef, like one for trim wood. This is because a jab saw alone isn’t ideal for cleanly making long cuts.
After this, remove and replace any insulation that may have gotten moldy. If there’s any moisture in your walls or ceilings, leave the area open for at least 24 hours until it is completely dry. Then simply figure out what size drywall you have in your home, and install it using sheetrock screws. Then use a pre-mixed spackle or joint compound to fill any spaces where the screws leave visible depressions in the smooth surface of the drywall. This is referred to as “nailspotting” and is an important part of drywall fnishing. After this, refer to the steps listed above for crack repair.
3. Are there any potential risks or hazards associated with repairing drywall yourself that you should be aware of before getting started?
If you’re new to drywall repair, there are a few potential risks that could arise. First and foremost is the obvious risk of causing your own injury while working with this material. Lots of drywall is in high-up or otherwise hard to reach areas. As such, the use of scaffolding is often necessary and can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Power tools can also prove deadly for those without experience! The other risk worth noting would be moisture in wall cavities which may cause mold/mildew growth if not treated properly.
In order avoid any accidents follow all safety precautions listed on your tools and materials, and be sure to wear protective gloves at all times during preparation. Any time you’re on a ladder, make sure and have somebody helping hold the ladder stable!
Drywall is a critical part of any home or business. The problem with drywall is that it can crack and become damaged very easily.
You need to repair your drywall, but you don’t want to hire a novice for the job because you’re not sure if they’re going to do a good job. Plus, if you do this yourself, then you’ll have little or no free time on your hands later in the week when the work is done!
If you don’t know what to look out for and are careless during repairs, you can end up causing more problems than you’ve fixed. Do you have cracks or sagging panels that you need to get replaced by trained professionals the right way? Give us a call today for a free quote!