Birmingham Drywall Repair is here for all your drywall repair and installation needs. We repair anything from small holes, large holes, water damage, stress cracks, nails and popped screws, ceiling cracks, peeling paint, loose drywall, nail pops (ceiling bumps), doorknob holes, loose taped joints, popcorn ceiling removal, plastering for older homes and so much more. Call today for more information and receive a quote 205-583-2771.
common causes of drywall damage
The most common damage to drywall is due to doorknobs. When the door is opened, the knob will bang against the wall causing a hole or crack over time. We can fix this issue with a quick patch job and an addition of a door stopper to prevent this from happening again in the future.
What to expect from us
Birmingham Drywall Repair contractors will prep the area to minimize the mess. After surveying the damage they will choose what type of compound to use. The most common types of compounds are all-purpose and lightweight. When they are making their decision it will depend on the severity of the damage.
With the project of patching a hole our professional contractor will apply one of the previous compounds and it will be smoothed over with a putty knife. Depending on the size of the hole several layers may have to be applied. We may use a dryer to speed up the drying process. After the compound is dry we will sand down the compound until you can not tell the patch work from the rest of the wall. Depending on the size of the patch this is done with a simple piece of sandpaper or an electric sander. Our contractor takes the time to sand down the edges of the compound (feathering). This will create a seamless finish to the patch work. We may add an adhesive patch made of aluminum that look like a screen.
When we need to fix a large hole we may cut a hole in the wall in the shape of a square and attach the aluminum screen and apply another layer of compound. The last step is to paint over the patch work with a color that matches the rest of the wall. When all this is complete it is almost not even noticeable.