Drywall Repair

Drywall Repair in Richmond VA

Drywall damage is one of the most common home repair problems. It can happen more easily than you might think, and even small dents and dings are frustratingly noticeable.

Luckily, Short Pump Painters are experts in drywall repair and can quickly return your walls to their original, pristine condition.

Some common causes of drywall damage include:

  • Nails and screws popping
  • Stress cracks
  • Wood drying out
  • New home “settling”
  • Tile removal damage
  • Doorknob dents
  • Rodents
  • Everyday wear and tear

Water damage is another common cause of drywall damage, and it can require more extensive repair. Roof leaks, a burst pipe, or a leaky sink can all cause water damage that needs immediate professional attention.

Our drywall repair process goes a little something like this:

  • Cover the area with plastic to keep your home clean
  •  Square up the hole
  • Install two 1×2 backing on the inside of the drywall hole
  • Measure and cut a new piece of drywall
  • Screw it in
  • Apply mesh tape 
  • Apply drywall mud (minimum two coats)
  • Wet sand it to ensure a smooth finish
  • Match texture