Though it is an essential service, few take advantage of drywall repair in Vancouver, WA. Because drywall damage is largely cosmetic, many homeowners think about it as a non-essential home service. If your budget is finite, as most peoples’ budgets are, you have to prioritize some home repairs and maintenance over others. While big repairs like flooring and gutters will take precedence, it’s important to see the value in making repairs to drywall, too. Taking the time to repair your walls instills a sense of pride in yourself and your home. You worked hard to become a property owner, so why not strive to keep your home looking its best?

An attic with a wooden floor and exposed walls.
A contractor using a putty knife to spread joint compound over the damaged section of a wall in a home receiving services for drywall repair in Vancouver, WA

If cosmetics aren’t enough to convince you, keep in mind that drywall damage may have structural implications, too. Holes can provide a space for moisture to enter your walls, leading to moisture damage, as well as provide an appealing entry point for pests. Walls are also critical when it comes to evacuating a home during a house fire. You may very well find yourself relying on your walls to slow the spread of a fire.

Fortunately, all these issues can be solved quickly, efficiently, and affordably with the help of our Vancouver handyman team. Whether you need small nail holes filled or have larger holes that need patching, our drywall repair professionals have the expertise and experience to take care of your Vancouver drywall repair project to the highest standard so you can check it off your list once and for all.

Below, we’ve provided additional information about our service, including an outline of the repair process and some frequently asked questions we’ve received in the past from customers just like you. If you’d rather discuss drywall repair and your unique project needs with us directly, feel free to give us a call and one of our office administrators will be happy to help you in every way possible.

Drywall Repair in Vancouver WA: Tools, Supply, and Process

One of the reasons our loyal customers trust us to take care of all their home service needs, including Vancouver drywall repair, is that they know that they’ll receive full transparency from us throughout the process. When you first get in contact with us, we will either book you in for a service appointment right there and then, or we will set up an on-site consultation for projects that are a little more complex. This allows us to provide you with an accurate estimate for your project. On the day of your appointment, we will show up on time and in the red Mr. Handyman uniform. We will also arrive in a company vehicle so that you know you’re receiving a professional service. Our vehicle will be full of the tools and equipment we will need to complete your Vancouver drywall repair properly and efficiently. Some of these tools and supplies may include:

  • Joint compound or drywall mud
  • Spackle
  • Drywall screws
  • Drywall saw
  • Drywall patches
  • Drywall knife or putty knife
  • Extra drywall sheets
  • Lumber
  • Utility knife
  • Joint tape or drywall tape
  • Wall paint
  • Sanding block

Next, we’ll assess your drywall damage. The steps we follow during your Vancouver drywall repair job will vary according to the type and extent of the damage.


As the easiest type of drywall repair to do, all we’ll need is some spackle, a putty knife and a sanding block to get this job done. If there is any paper poking out of the nail hole, we may also use a utility knife to carefully trim the edges. Next, we’ll apply a coat of spackle to the hole with a putty knife, passing over it a few times until the hole is fully covered. Once the product has cured, we’ll use a sanding block to make sure the new drywall surface is flush and smooth before adding a coat of paint.

Painting is an optional part of our service, as our customers either choose to provide us with paint or paint their newly repaired walls themselves after we leave.


Once damage becomes larger than the diameter of a nail or screw, the repair process becomes a little more nuanced. Applying spackle or joint compound directly tends to result in the product caving in. Though multiple layers of the product may be built up, this wastes the product and does not provide enough structural support. For example, if the whole was caused by a doorknob, you’ll find it won’t take much for that same doorknob to create another hole in the same spot again.

Every handyman service technician has a method that they prefer, but more often than not, our skilled technicians will apply a drywall patch to the hole before covering it with a coat compound or spackle. These patches are made from a fine mesh with self-adhesive backing. Once the patch and compound have been applied and cured, we’ll again follow with sanding and paint.


For anything about the size of a doorknob hole or smaller, the above two minor repairs work well. Once damage gets to be larger than this, even a mesh patch may not quite provide the amount of structural support needed. Instead, we’ll need to make a custom patch out of a new piece of drywall.

To do this, we’ll cut a square or rectangle around the damaged area, taking care to avoid any wall studs as we do so. Then, we’ll place this cutout on a new sheet of drywall and trace it so that we can create a patch according to the same dimensions.

Using a small piece of lumber or plywood, we’ll place this in the center of the new hole and nail it to the inside of the drywall. The custom drywall patch will be placed in the hole and against this piece of wood before nailing it in. Finally, we’ll use drywall tape to cover the border of the patch, followed by an application of the joint compound.


At the end of your service appointment, we’ll clean up all the drywall dust and other debris so that your home looks just as good as we found it. We’ll also take the time to summarize the work we did and provide you with any instructions you may need for care after we leave. This is a great time for asking questions, and we welcome any that you might have.

In the days and weeks that follow, if you notice a flaw in our workmanship, we encourage you to give us a call so that we can make things right.

We Do Expert Drywall Repairs In Vancouver, WA

If you need drywall repair in Vancouver, WA, or a community in the surrounding area, don’t trust the job to a drywall contractor who doesn’t have the reviews and reputation behind them to assure you that they can get the job done right. While you may luck out with a great contractor just starting out, other times you won’t be so lucky.

When you choose to get drywall repair in Vancouver, WA done by our team, you know you’re getting experienced crews and high-quality work every time. All of our employees are passionate about the work they do and have an average of 10 years of hands-on experience under their belt. Not only are they highly skilled craftsmen, but they’re also dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and striving to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction that they can for every drywall project.

We know that we owe our success all to you, which is why we place you and your ability to make informed decisions about your service at the center of everything we do.

FAQs For Drywall Repair in Vancouver, WA


This is one of the most common questions we receive, but we regret to inform you that we can’t provide you with an answer on the spot. Virtually all of the estimates we provide are different because each Vancouver homeowner’s damage is different. Guides on cost estimates are often not useful, as they provide a very large price range that does not give potential customers an accurate approximate cost.

We fully understand how important it is to consider how a Vancouver drywall repair service fits into your budget, which is why we’re more than happy to discuss your project in more depth and provide a personalized estimate before booking service with us. For extremely minor repairs, we may be able to provide you with an estimate over the phone, but we prefer to provide estimates in person so that we can see the damage for ourselves and provide you with the most accurate pricing. Don’t worry—you’re not at all obligated to take our quote, so you have nothing to lose by requesting one.


The terms ‘Sheetrock’ and ‘drywall’ are commonplace in vocabulary, but if you’ve ever wondered what the difference is, you’re not alone. Just as apples are a kind of fruit but not all fruits are apples, Sheetrock is a specific brand of drywall. Because the company has added a few additional additives to the product, they’ve been able to trademark their product and give it a special name.

Whether you have Sheetrock in your home or another kind of drywall entirely, we’ll use the same drywall repair process and supplies. All drywall on the market today is durable and resists moisture and fire, so you can rest assured that whatever product you have, it’s doing its job.


There are two main products used for filling cracks and gaps in drywall: drywall mud, also known as joint compound and spackle. These are both great products for repairing damaged drywall as they’re mostly made up of the main material in drywall—gypsum. However, joint compound tends to be better for large repair projects while spackle is better for small repairs.

This is because drywall mud is generally much more affordable than spackle. It’s designed to be used during new drywall installations and can take about 24 hours to cure, but its fluid consistency makes it easier to spread.

Spackle, on the other hand, contains binders that allow it to dry very quickly—in about half an hour. Due to this quick drying time, it can be difficult to spread across a large area before it dries. As a more expensive product, the cost of applying it to a very large area is also unnecessary when the joint compound is available.


Perhaps you’ve seen one of those drywall repair kits at your local hardware store and wondered if you could do a repair on your own. While DIY repair for very small nail and dart holes may be possible, any project larger than this would benefit from a professional hand. It can be challenging to apply spackle and joint compound to the surface evenly, and if you’re unable to do so, your repair job may be as obvious as the original damage was.

You’ll also have to purchase the tools and materials required for the job if you don’t own them already. This cost isn’t insignificant, nor is the time that you’ll need to put into the project. To save time, it may simply make more sense to hire a professional who already owns the tools and can get the job done to a higher standard and more efficiently than you can.

Get That Damage Fixed Once and For All With Our Vancouver Drywall Repair Service!

Drywall repair in Vancouver, WA is a simple home service, but a necessary one. Whether you’re simply tired of looking at those imperfections in your walls or you’re planning to put your house on the market soon and need it to look its best, we can do quality repairs that no one will be able to notice, even if you pointed them out.

If you’re ready to book an appointment for drywall services or have questions about a different kind of home improvement project, give us a call today or fill out our online contact form. We’re your local experts in everything from specific types of drywall installation and repair, like wainscoting installation and crown molding installation, to door installation and shower remodeling.