While you may feel more than capable to paint the drywall in your home, repairing and installing it may be a whole other story. Drywall is the canvas that serves as the backdrop to your home and its interior décor.
While you may feel more than capable to paint the drywall in your home, repairing and installing it may be a whole other story. Drywall is the canvas that serves as the backdrop to your home and its interior décor. If the drywall looks uneven, patches seem obvious, seems look odd or other common mistakes are made it is not something that will simply fade into the background. It will be very obvious and it will detract from all other attempts to make your home look aesthetically appealing. There is a lot more to properly repairing or installing drywall than putting it up securely and adding some texture. Angie’s List explains why drywall jobs are better left to professional handymen or contractors that have experience, knowledge and the proper tools, “’DIY projects can be a lot of fun but, honestly, drywall is a lot harder than it looks. It’s heavy material, takes lots of tools. It’s really best left to the professionals,’ said Angie Hicks, Angie’s List…“The reason why it’s not a good DIY job is that if you don’t know what you are doing it’s going to look pretty bad in the end product,” said Robert Morris, Drywall Contractor. ‘A professional knows how to install it especially in a whole house. If you go to try to do a whole house, a whole basement, it could take you days. Professional could do a house this size in a day, him and a couple of other guys.’ Hanging the drywall, which can weigh 80 pounds and generally takes a three person crew, is just step one of a four step process. Next comes mudding, taping and sanding, all very detailed and necessary to provide that flat, even canvas.” Below are 3 drywall projects that should cause you to pause, put down the tools, and call a professional to complete.
3 Drywall Projects That Should Be Completed by a Contractor or Handyman
- Restoring discolored and damaged areas
- You may think that throwing a coat of paint over some discolored or damaged drywall will simply fix the problem. Unfortunately, discoloration or damage to the drywall may be symptomatic of something else going on behind the drywall. If you know why your drywall has been discolored or damaged and you want to repair it, hire a professional who can properly complete the repair. Removal of the damaged drywall may be necessary and if you try to do it yourself you could end up with a bigger problem than when you started.
- Framing to install a patch or replacement& completing patches in walls or ceiling
- Sometimes a hole in drywall may be so large that it requires framing or special structure to repair the hole. If this is the case, it is better to let a professional complete the repair so that it looks smooth and blends in with the surrounding drywall while being structurally sound.
- Repairing tape seams and nail pops
- If the tape seams or nails used to secure drywall when installing are becoming apparent or have begun to show in any way, a professional contractor can help you properly repair them so that they do not take away from the overall appearance of your drywall.