Drywall repair and replacement looks easy enough, but many homeowners quickly discover that it takes skills and experience to do the work flawlessly. Indeed, many homeowners find it takes twice as much time as they budgeted, simply because they have to spend so much time fixing the mistakes they made while doing drywall repair in their Phoenix home.
If you’re getting set to tackle some do-it-yourself chores around the house in the coming weeks, take note of these common drywall mistakes…
If you’ve ever tried to smooth the joints on a wall while hanging drywall or doing a drywall repair job, then you know this part is tricky. Perhaps the #1 mistake is to over-sand the joint, which can damage the drywall. If this happens, you’ll need to apply a fresh coat of joint compound and start again… carefully.
Nail pops happen when a nail that rests beneath the drywall pops out of the surface of the wall. You can avoid this problem by using screws, which are much less likely to pop out. If you already have problems with wall pops, you’ll need to remove the damaged part of the wall, insert screws, and then patch the area. If the damaged part is small, you can use joint compound to repair the nail hole.
If you’re cutting drywall to fit your walls or ceiling, you may actually run into problems with crumbling edges or other damage. Instead, cut the sheets to fit loosely when you’re doing Phoenix drywall repair or replacement — you can leave about 1/8 of an inch between sheets.
Fitting Drywall Around Moving Parts
If you measure drywall to create a joint alongside a door or window, then the movement from these objects will cause your drywall to crack over time right on the joint. That’s because even well-done joint that’s properly taped is still fairly weak, so the movement of the door or window will show up as cracks. A better solution is to notch the drywall and fit it around the door or window.
You just discovered some of the most common Phoenix drywall repair and replacement mistakes and how to avoid them. If you’d like to avoid the time and expense of making these types of mistakes, then contact the Phoenix drywall experts at Todd Whittaker Drywall, Inc for your drywall repair and replacement needs. To learn more about what they can do for you, go to https://www.twdaz.com/services/drywall-phoenix/.