Category: Repairing Wall Damage

Repairing Wall Damage Yourself

When you first realise that damage was done to a wall at your home, you will be upset. It is understandable that you would not be happy that damage has been done to the wall. But the good news is that such damage is not too hard to repair, either professionally or on your own. Here is our little guide that should help you fix plaster damage or repair any other type of damage that is done to the walls or ceiling of your home. The guide will ensure that you have all the tools at your disposal before you begin the project.

The first step for wall damage repairs is to ensure that you know your plan of action. There are two ways this can go. You can either aim to get the entire wall retouched, so that you cannot even tell there was a damaged area. Or you can focus on fixing up the area that was damaged, and leaving it at that. If you are doing this on your own, you will opt for the latter. But if you request professional services, the company will ensure that the entire wall looks as it did before the damage occurred.

You will need tools such as a drill, drywall saw and a utility knife. And you will need construction adhesive, drywall tape and masking tape. Depending on the wall and the type of damage that was done, you may need some additional tools and materials. The key part of the process is to ensure that you are covering up any dents or dings that are in your wall. If there is a small or moderately sized hole, you will probably want to fill it with spackle. Using spackle is easy, and the job gets done within a day. Give the spackle a day to dry, and then you can continue.

Now you will want to finish that part of the wall as best you can, because you want it to be even with everything else. The finishing part can take a bit of time, because you will want to get it right. Sometimes you may start to finish some of the surrounding areas, so the area where the hole was made is not so prominent. If you are not planning to sell your home anytime soon, you can get away with this much work. But if you care a lot about how the wall looks, you may want to call a pro.

DIY repairs on drywall are not too challenging. You can fill the holes and get the wall finished easily. The problem is when you must get the wall to look the way it did before. This can be a little problematic, because you will not have too much experience with repainting various parts of walls. That is why we recommend that you contact a professional wall repair and repeating company if you want the result to look great. They will ensure that every aspect of your wall is repaired, and they will leave the area looking precisely the way it did pre-damage.