5 Helpful DIY Drywall Repair Tips

There’s just so much to do when it comes to your handyman to-do-list and there’s so little time to accomplish them all. With all of the work a normal person has to do, it’s no wonder there’s no more time to finish other important tasks in our home. But that’s not an excuse folks because not accomplishing these handyman repair tasks will greatly compromise the integrity of your home and reduce its overall value. So, don’t forget to do your homework folks and make sure these tasks are done right away. One such handyman repair task you should check out is your house’s drywall. To aid you in this endeavour, here are five helpful tips for your drywall repair problems.

 

Spackle Well

When it comes to repairing a drywall, it’s common knowledge to employ the use of Spackle. Basically, Spackle is a compound that is used to fill holes in drywall. Once it has been applied, Spackle will dry off quickly and harden. After the process has been finished, you can easily sand it until its surface blends seamlessly with your drywall. Do keep in mind, though, to use Spackle in tiny holes. This is because when used to cover a larger area, Spackle is weaker and will break down in a short amount of time.

 

Get Rid of Nail Pops

Nail pops are something you don’t want to see on your drywall. If you do see them, you need to fix these nail pops immediately. To accomplish this goal, you should drive the nail further back into the wall. Afterwards, insert a drywall screw to cover the original nail pop. This compound should act as a cover for the holes made by nail pops. As you do these steps, other nail pops may come out too. Don’t worry because all you need to do is repeat the process until all nail pops have been covered.

 

Texture Your Drywall Carefully

A bare and recently-repaired drywall does your home interior no favours at all. To make your drywall presentable, you need to do your best in texturing it. Texturing any repaired area of the drywall restores its whole surface and allows it to be painted as a whole again. Keep in mind that you need to be consistent in texturing your drywall. One mistake and your drywall will not look the way you initially planned. Heck, you might spend more in hiring a professional to texture your drywall if you make a wrong move in this step.

 

Don’t Go Overboard When Sanding

So, you’ve finished repairing all the holes in your drywall huh? Well, don’t celebrate yet because you still need to sand your whole drywall first. Sanding it makes everything smoother and easier to touch. But don’t be overzealous in sanding your drywall folks. You might damage your drywall and it’d end up in a much worse condition than before. Just use the right amount of pressure as you sand your drywall. Chances are, it’s going to look better than what it was before if you do this step right.

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