Frisco Drywall Repair
A fresh coat of paint on your interior walls can make your home look like new, but it doesn’t take much to damage them. Between young kids upgrading their coloring medium from their picture books to your wall's surface and dogs chasing balls that ricochet from one wall to the next, they’ll be broken in before you know it. While some wear and tear on your walls can simply be painted over, other types of damage leave physical impressions that need to be filled in advance of painting. To erase all traces of structural damage, hire our Frisco handyman team for Frisco drywall repair!
Types of Drywall Damage
It doesn’t take much to damage drywall. Made almost entirely from a combination of paper and gypsum, drywall is a relatively soft material. Whether drywall damage is intentional, such as by creating holes for picture hanging, or accidental, such as due to moving furniture, it’s inevitable that you’ll find yourself in need of Frisco drywall repair at least once or twice during homeownership.
The most common types of drywall damage that we get calls about are:
- Furniture dents. When furniture rubs up against your wall, it can leave a scuff mark behind. These are generally easy enough to remove with a damp cloth, or if that doesn’t work, a paint touch up. But in some cases, furniture leaves an indent in the wall, therefore requiring Frisco drywall repair.
- Door knob holes. We find that it’s pretty typical for homeowners who have recently repainted or remodeled their homes to neglect to reinstall their door stops. No matter how careful they plan to be, accidents happen and doors are occasionally slammed open. Without a doorstop in place, door knobs often go right into the drywall, leaving a large hole behind.
- Nail holes. These tiny holes are just a part of the decorating and redecorating process but can take time and energy to fix.
- Cracks. As newer homes settle, vertical cracks along corners of your wall may develop. Being near corners can make these tricky to fill.
- Water damage. Depending on the extent of damage, drywall replacement may be your best option.
Our Frisco Drywall Repair Service
Because there are so many different degrees and types of drywall damage, we tailor our Frisco drywall repair service according to your needs. Our handyman professionals are well versed in all types of drywall repair. After an initial assessment of your issue, they’ll use the most cost-effective and efficient solution during your drywall repair service.
While tools and procedures will vary from service to service, you can expect your service technician to use the following supplies and steps, to some extent, during your service appointment.
Tools and Supplies
- Joint compound/drywall mud
- Joint tape
- Self-adhesive mesh
- Scrap lumber
- Fine-grit sanding sponge
- Dust mask
- Drywall knife
- Putty knife
Repairing Small Holes
Small holes, such as those caused by drywall screws or nails, are the easiest type of drywall damage to fix. For this reason, many homeowners choose to do this repair on their own. However, if you're short on time or you just want to ensure that the job is done as professionally as possible, we encourage you to give us a call.
A nail hole in drywall can be filled using a small putty knife and some spackle. Your technician will fill the hole and allow it to dry for between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the product. Once dry, a sanding sponge will be used to create a smooth finish. If you desire, your technician can also apply a fresh coat of paint.
Repairing Large Holes and Cracks
Holes larger than those caused by nails can be repaired using a variety of methods. Medium-sized holes are generally repaired using a mesh patch, which helps provide structure and support. Once the patch has been placed, your handyman will apply spackle or joint compound to the wall in a crisscross pattern until the hole is filled and covered. In some cases, a second coat may be required.
Larger holes may require something even stronger than mesh, such as a patch made from a piece of drywall. A drywall knife will be used to cut away damaged drywall, and a scrap piece of lumber may be used to attach the drywall patch to the existing drywall. An alternative method involves using joint tape to secure the new patch to the wall.
Regardless of which supplies and steps are taken by your handyman, you can rest assured that our talented team knows exactly what they’re doing and will repair your drywall according to the highest standards.
Repairing Corner Damage
Unbeknownst to many homeowners, the edges of their walls are reinforced with a product called ‘corner bead.’ Corner bead is a strip of metal that is applied to the area where two pieces of drywall meet and create a right-angle. Although corner bead is very strong, it can sometimes be damaged by moving furniture.
To do this repair, the old, damaged piece of corner bead will be removed and a new piece applied. After being secured, the corner bead will be covered with joint compound and sanded down. A professional hand is required here to achieve a seamless finish.
The Mr. Handyman of Frisco Difference
There are many handyman contractors in Frisco and the surrounding area that can do your drywall repair. Whether they can get it done right is another matter entirely. One of our top tips for hiring the best drywall repairman is to choose a contractor or company that has tons of positive customer reviews and a great reputation.
When you choose Mr. Handyman of Frisco for drywall repair, you can guarantee that you’ll be 100% satisfied with the service you receive. We believe in our work, which is why we offer a workmanship guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with the results of your drywall repair, simply let us know, and we’ll be back to make it right.
In addition to quality workmanship, you’ll get an exceptional customer experience that can’t be matched by any other home service company. We strive to offer our customers services at a reasonable price that is fair and respectful to both our customers and talented handyman professionals.
All of our service technicians have been hired not just for their extensive experience, but for their customer-focused attitude. They’ll treat you and your home with respect, and exemplify integrity and transparency throughout every step of the project.
Drywall Repair in Frisco, TX FAQs
How Much Does Drywall Repair in Frisco, TX Cost?
According to national estimates, drywall repair in the United States costs between $140 and $1,800. We encourage our prospective customers to give us a call to discuss their unique project needs, as these national estimates can be highly inaccurate.
Drywall repair costs will largely depend on the extent of the damage, as well as the time it will take to complete the project. Filling nail holes will cost the least while repairing a wall that has extensive water damage will cost the most. Some customers also prefer to paint over the repaired wall themselves, while others prefer our technicians to do the entire job from start to finish. These factors and more will influence the cost of your drywall repair.
At Mr. Handyman of Frisco, we aim to offer our services at an affordable price that takes into consideration the extensive knowledge and expertise of our talented handyman professionals. Our technicians will always discuss the scope of the repairs, project expectations, and cost with you at the beginning of the service, so you know exactly what to expect and how much the service will cost.
Can I Repair Drywall On My Own?
One of the most popular home DIY repairs is drywall repair. Many Frisco homeowners choose to repair small dents and holes on their own with a little tube of spackle and a putty knife. Renters also tend to do small nail hole drywall repairs at the end of their lease to ensure they get their deposit back. If you want to attempt a small drywall repair project such as this, feel free to give it a shot. For projects much bigger than this, we recommend considering professional drywall repair in Frisco, TX instead.
Larger repairs, such as door knob repair, require more experience to create a professional result. The larger the surface area that needs repair, the more important it is to properly feather the spackle or joint compound out so that the final surface is smooth and seamless. If this repair is in an area of your home that doesn’t get a lot of traffic, you may be able to give it a go on your own, but for high-traffic areas, it’s safer to get a professional to do the job.
How Long Does Drywall Repair in Frisco, TX Last?
As long as a drywall repair is done correctly, it will last for decades. Drywall repairs that are done incorrectly may need to be repaired again down the road. For example, if you try to fill a medium-to-large hole without adding mesh or lumber for support, an accidental bump against the wall could cause it to cave in.
Likewise, if your wall has water damage, the damaged area must be removed completely. Failing to remove all the damage can compromise the longevity of your repair job. The cause of the water damage should also be addressed first to avoid having to do another drywall repair down the line.
Is Spackle or Joint Compound Better?
Some homeowners use the terms ‘spackle’ and ‘joint compound’ interchangeably, but the two terms actually refer to two different products.
Spackle is composed of gypsum and binding agents, and comes premixed. It’s often sold in small quantities, such as tubes or small buckets. Because of the binding agents, when spackle dries, it maintains some elasticity. This prevents it from cracking and shrinking.
Joint compound is mainly powdered gypsum. It often comes in larger quantities and must be mixed with water. In comparison to spackle, joint compound takes much longer to dry—about 24 hours. Conversely, spackle doesn’t often take much longer than a half-hour to cure and be ready for sanding.
Though they differ in many ways, neither spackle nor joint compound is better than the other. That being said, they have different uses. Spackle is often used for small repairs, but should not be used for large repairs. Joint compound can be used for small repairs, but it can also be used for large repairs. During drywall installation, joint compound is used to fill the seams (or joints) between each panel of drywall, making it great for large-scale projects.
If you’re filling small holes on your own, we generally recommend using spackle, as it’s easier to work with, does not require mixing, and cures very quickly.
How Long Does Drywall Repair in Frisco, TX Take?
Like cost, the time it takes to complete drywall repair depends largely
on the type of repair needed. If you contact us to fill in a series of
tiny nail holes, we may be in and out in just 30 minutes. On the other
hand, if we need to create a patch, the service will take longer.
In cases where we need to use joint compound instead of spackle, we’ll have to let the wall dry for 24 hours before sanding and painting. This will require us to start your service on one day and finish it the next.
When you book your service appointment, we’ll clearly communicate the project scope, including the amount of time required to get the job done, so you know exactly what to expect.
Contact Mr. Handyman of Frisco for Your Drywall Repair Needs Today!
Are you in need of reputable and professional Frisco drywall repair services? Look no further—Mr. Handyman of Frisco is here to help with all your drywall repair needs! Whether you’re located directly in Frisco or are in one of the surrounding areas of Little Elm, The Colony, and Celina, we’d be pleased to provide you with an accurate assessment of the work required to repair your drywall damage.
To book an appointment for drywall repair today, or another handyman service, such as crown molding installation and repair or even bathroom remodeling service, give our office team a call at 972-439-1191 or fill out our online service request form, and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.