Expert Drywall Repair in Denton, TX

Although drywall damage is common, you shouldn’t ignore it. There are many reasons why it’s important to get drywall damage fixed, but because these reasons don’t affect your home’s functionality or energy bills significantly, you may not be motivated to get repairs done. You can take back your sense of pride in your home when you invest in drywall repair in Denton, TX. 

In addition to keeping your Denton home looking its best, interior repairs are also important to do prior to showing a home you’re planning to put on the market. Whatever your reasons for wall repair, one of our experienced Denton handyman professionals can help you erase all signs of damage so that your home’s interior looks brand-new again. 

Learn more about our Denton drywall repair service below, or give us a call to book a service appointment at a time that works best for you for a great job done.

A hand holding a sanding plane and using it to smooth out part of a wall where drywall repairs have been completed.

Our Denton Drywall Repair Service: Step By Step

Our Denton handyman professionals have all the tools, knowledge and experience to flawlessly complete your requested drywall repairs. Denton, TX, homeowners who want a perfectly seamless result, can rely on our skilled and steady team. Many of our customers hire us to do the job because they know that we guarantee the quality of our results. 

There are many different types of tools, equipment, and supplies needed for drywall repair. Denton, TX, service technicians already have these tools on hand, so you won’t have to go out and buy anything for a one-time project. Though the exact tools and products required vary according to the project, our Denton handyman team uses at least some of the following:

  • Joint compound or drywall mud
  • Spackle
  • Drywall screws
  • Joint tape or drywall tape
  • Mesh tape
  • Self-adhesive mesh patch
  • Corner bead
  • File
  • Putty knife
  • Utility knife
  • Drywall saw
  • Sanding block
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Dust mask
  • Safety goggles

Step 1: Damage Assessment

Depending on the type of damage, our Denton drywall repair technicians need to use different supplies and tools. The extent of the damage will also determine how long the repair will take. We’ll take the time to thoroughly assess the damage first so that we can provide you with an accurate job estimate.

Of course, picture and dart holes don’t require much assessment, but if there’s water damage, we’ll need to make sure that the water issue is solved, and we can remove and patch the affected area without compromising the structural integrity of your walls, or sealing in wood rot.  

Once the assessment is complete, we’ll discuss the project scope, price estimate, and answer any questions you may have to ensure that we’re on the same page. 

Step 2: Drywall Repair

Denton, TX service technicians will follow best practices for the type of damage you have. While exact steps and methods will vary from person to person, you can expect your repair service to look something like this:

  • Dart and nail holes: Using a small file or utility knife, we’ll carve away any excess drywall sticking out around the hole. Then, using a putty knife, we’ll spread a thin layer of spackle across the hole in drywall. 
  • Small holes: In addition to the steps above, for small holes, we’ll add a self-adhesive mesh patch over the hole before spackling. This gives the hole a little more structural support and limits the amount of spackle that will have to be used to fill the hole. 
  • Medium and large holes: For medium and large holes, more support than a mesh patch can provide is needed. Holes larger than those left behind by a doorknob will need to be repaired using an additional piece of drywall. Using a drywall saw, we’ll cut a square or rectangle around the damaged hole. Then we’ll create a drywall patch by cutting out a piece of drywall that is the same size. To hold the patch in place, we’ll use joint tape. A coat of compound or spackle will be applied on top. 
  • Cracks: Vertical cracks on drywall tend to occur in newer homes. As your Denton house settles, your drywall can shift. We recommend waiting until the cracking stops or even calling a foundation specialist to inspect it. Once your home appears to have fully settled and your foundation contractor confirms everything is ok, Mr. Handyman will be ready for your Denton drywall repair! Our experts will apply joint tape to strengthen the crack, followed by a layer of joint compound. 
  • Corner beading: The point at which two pieces of drywall meet at a 90-degree angle are strengthened with a metal strip called corner beading. This can be damaged by a settling house or by a forceful impact. To fix this, we’ll use a utility knife to remove the damaged corner beading. Using an adhesive, we’ll add a new piece of corner bead. Once adhered, we’ll cover it up with a fresh coat of mud.  
  • Water damage: The first step in repairing water damage on drywall is to ensure that the cause of the damage has been addressed and won’t occur again. Assuming the damaged area isn’t too big, our Denton handyman will repair this using the same method as we would use to repair medium and large holes. 

Step 3: Finishing Touches

Depending on whether we use spackle or joint compound, drying times for your repair will vary. Joint compound takes about 24 hours to dry, while most spackle products are fully cured in as little as 30 minutes. 

Once dry, we’ll use a fine-grit sanding block to gently smooth your wall’s surface. Getting a perfectly flat, flush surface is key to producing a result that looks like the damage never occurred in the first place. 

Some customers in Denton prefer to end their service here, while others ask us to finish off the job by adding a fresh coat of paint to the area. If you have a spare paint color in your garage, we’ll be happy to use that. We also specialize in creating unique texture designs like crisscross patterns or orange peel.

Step 4: Clean Up

Denton drywall repair can be a messy business. We’ll always leave your home just as clean as we found it. To do this, we’ll sweep up any drywall dust, and pack up all of our tools and any garbage produced. When we enter your home in Denton, we’ll always put on disposable booties so that we leave your floors just as clean as we found them.  

Why Should You Choose Mr. Handyman of Denton

When it comes to choosing a trustworthy team of home repair professionals, there is no need to look any further than Mr. Handyman of Denton. Homeowners get hesitant when hiring a professional handyman because they never know how much the prices will skyrocket, or if you will even be happy with the service. That’s why we affirm our Neighborly Promise, you are guaranteed that your drywall will look better than it did before we arrived. If that isn’t the case, then we aren’t done the job. That’s our philosophy: we are not done until you are satisfied. Never worry about additional charges and costs when you choose Mr. Handyman of Denton.

When you check out Mr. Handyman of Denton’s local reviews you get peace of mind knowing that we provide top-notch, five star service. 

Denton Drywall Repair FAQ

What are the common causes of drywall damage?

Of all the different types of repairs you may have to do around your Denton home, drywall repair is one that you can count on needing to get done at some point. Wall damage can be accidental, as well as intentional. Intentional damage is usually minor and simple to repair, while accidental damage can be more extensive and require the skills of an experienced handyman to properly fix it. 

Our skilled team has experience in every type of Denton drywall repair service that you can think of. The most common types of wall damage we’re called in to fix include:

  • Nail holes. We all love displaying art on our walls to make your room look more exciting, however, when you remove your hung up frame, you will be stuck with a nail hole. This is an easy fix by filling in the holes with solution and sanding and painting over it. 
  • Dart holes
  • Door knob holes. Door knob holes are common if you don’t have door stoppers installed to your wall or baseboards. Even if you have these door stoppers, the aggressive opening of the door could still create impact and damage your drywall. We can address this by suggesting to get door stoppers to prevent this from happening in the future, as well as using joint compound to patch it over. 
  • Popped nails. When you are hanging something on your wall incorrectly, or with too much weight, then the nails may rip out from the drywall, creating decently large holes in your wall. Luckily we can patch this up and leave your wall looking brand new!
  • Loose joint tape. In certain situations where drywall was repaired, drywall tape mixed with mudding is applied to reinforce the wall (like paper mache), and this can sometimes come loose and cause your wall to peel. We can fix it with joint compound so your peeling walls are no longer!
  • Damaged corner beading. Corner beads provide extra protection to the corners of your walls, as they are the most susceptible and vulnerable to damage. Corner beads come in a variety of materials, but they may become damaged overtime. We can replace your corner beads so your drywall corners have a fresh start!
  • Cracking. Cracks in your drywall can raise red flags and should be addressed. They can cause serious damage to your home if it continues to spread and crack down your wall further. Cracks can indicate shifting foundations, water leaks, or other causes. It’s important to address the source before repairing the crack with joint compound.
  • Water damage. If you see yellowing or any discoloration on your walls, your drywall likely has water damage. We can help try to identify the source, and also repair the water-damaged drywall to prevent molding or spreading. 

Is Denton drywall repair DIY-friendly?

Like most home improvement, repair and maintenance projects, most Denton homeowners can complete minor home repair jobs themselves. Whether they should is another matter entirely.

Fixing up small holes is fairly simple when using drywall repair kits that you can purchase from your local hardware store. Fixing holes the size of a doorknob or smaller has never been easier. If you have the time and interest in attempting a drywall repair of this scale on your own, you can do so without much risk to your finances or home. 

Once Denton drywall repair involves patching large holes and cracks by using joint tape, it’s probably in your best interest to hire a professional. There are many reasons why fixing drywall damage is important, so it’s essential that the job is done correctly. It’s much more difficult to end up with a seamless result if you’ve never done this kind of repair before. Additionally, without help from an expert, you could end up having to redo the repair in the near future. 

How much does Denton drywall repair cost?

The cost varies greatly depending on the type and extent of the damage. According to recent national surveys, the average cost of drywall repair in America is somewhere between $300 and $900. 

Repairing small nail holes is very affordable, but for the repair of large cracks and holes, or multiple areas of damage, you can expect to pay a little more. 

We encourage you to give us a call to discuss your project and pricing. For some project requests, our Denton handyman is happy to come out for a consultation to provide you with the most accurate cost estimate. 

When is drywall replacement better than repair?

In most cases, you don’t need to fix drywall with a complete drywall replacement. When drywall is installed, individual panels are nailed to the wall studs behind it. Seams between sheets are covered with joint tape, and drywall mud is applied over the top of the tape before painting. Thus, removing a full sheet of drywall and replacing it is very invasive and generally unnecessary.

There are a couple of situations in which replacement should be conducted instead of drywall repair. Denton, TX homeowners who experience extensive water damage need to count on a replacement. Even after the wall dries out, it could be structurally weakened. Over time, it may begin to crumble. 

It’s also sometimes difficult to tell if the wall is completely dried out. With enough humidity, it may develop problems like mold and need immediate replacement.

Additionally, if you’re planning to do major home remodeling or renovations, upgrading your existing drywall to something that provides better insulation, soundproofing, or protection against water damage may be worthwhile. In this case, hold off on doing drywall repairs in Denton, TX and go for replacement during the renovation process. 

What is the difference between sheetrock and drywall?

The terms sheetrock and drywall are used interchangeably, but many customers wonder whether they refer to the same thing. Essentially, they are identical. 

Drywall refers to panels of gypsum rock that are contained between two sheets of paper. Sheetrock is a specific brand of drywall and is made up of the same components, plus a couple of additional compounds and chemicals that allow the brand to give its product a unique name. 

At the end of the day, Sheetrock is similar to many other types of drywall in terms of functionality and durability. 

Is joint compound or spackle better for drywall repair in Denton, TX?

Like Sheetrock and drywall, many people use the terms ‘joint compound’ (also known as drywall mud) and ‘spackle’ interchangeably. Unlike Sheetrock and drywall, these products are not the same.

Drywall mud is a combination of powdered gypsum and water. The powder generally comes in a large bucket and is mixed up right before starting a job. Spackle comes pre-mixed, often in a small tub or a tube. It contains gypsum, but also several other compounds that allow it to dry more quickly and retain elasticity. 

Spackle should only be used for small-scale projects, while joint compound is used for covering large surface areas. Spackle is usually easier to work with, but if you only have drywall mud on hand, this can be used to repair small holes as well. 

Is ceiling repair the same as drywall repair?

Denton, TX technicians handle both. Repairing ceiling damage generally follows the same process as wall repair. The only difference is that it’s more challenging, due to having to work on a ladder and against gravity. 

If you require a ceiling repair or would like to have your popcorn ceilings removed, Mr. Handyman can help you out with that as well. 

Serving Denton and the Nearby Areas: 

If you’re interested in our handyman drywall repair services but aren’t located directly in Denton? Check out our surrounding areas in Texas by looking at our website! We proudly serve the cities of  Corinth, Lewisville, Justin, Ponder, Argyle, Highland Village, Lantana, Krum, Flower Mound, Pilot Point, Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek, Sanger, Valley View, Era, Gainesville, Lindsay, and Tioga. We also have plenty of locations all throughout the U.S. and Canada if you don’t see your city above. 

Rely On Our Experts at Mr. Handyman ForDenton Drywall Repair

Are you in search of handyman services for drywall repair in Denton TX? Look no further—Mr. Handyman of Flower Mound, Lewisville and Denton is here to help! 

We take pride in all the five-star reviews we’ve received from clients who have been impressed by our commitment to providing excellent customer service combined with an outstanding quality work ethic and workmanship. Our handyman service professionals have all undergone background checks and drug testing, and have an average of 10 years of experience in the industry, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to make a claim under our workmanship guarantee. 

For more information on Denton drywall repairs and a wide range of other handyman services, or to book a service appointment, we encourage you to give us a call or reach out to us online. We can repair everything from minor damage around bathtubs to large holes, such as those found in the images of our work below.

A small section of a wall above the top of a bathtub where water has created damage, and the same wall without the damage after repairs have been completed by Mr. Handyman.
A large hole in the corner of a room with wooden stud boards visible through the hole, and the same corner of the room with new drywall sheets that have been installed by Mr. Handyman.
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