Sheetrock Tips

As a New Jersey general contractor, we often get asked about sheetrock patching and how to properly do it. Drywall can suffer damage over time from wear and tear or accidental incidents like a hole from moving furniture or hung pictures. If left unrepaired, not only can it look unappealing, but it can cause further damage. But not to worry, we are experts at sheetrock patching and can help you get the job done.

Here are some simple steps that you can take to patch a hole in your sheetrock:

  1. First, clear away any debris from the hole to have a clean working space.
  2. Next, apply self-adhesive wire mesh tape around the hole, making sure to smooth it out as much as possible. This will provide reinforcement to the joint compound and ensure the repair lasts.
  3. After the tape has been placed, apply a thin layer of joint compound to the affected area using a putty knife. Be sure to spread the compound evenly and cover the entirety of the wire mesh.
  4. Once the first layer has dried, apply another thin layer of joint compound and let it dry again. Repeat this process once or twice more until the area is smooth and fully repaired.
  5. Lastly, sand the area with a fine-grit sandpaper until it is smooth, and then paint over the entire surface to match the color of your existing wall.

If you find yourself overwhelmed or want a professional touch, our New Jersey general contractors can help you. Patching sheetrock can take time and may require additional tools and equipment that you may not always have on hand. By hiring a professional, you can rest easy knowing that your sheet rock is in good hands.

Whether you decide to do it yourself or hire professionals like our New Jersey general contractors, a repaired wall can make all the difference in making your home look better and feel more inviting. So, don’t wait any longer to fix that hole in your drywall. Give our experts a call and let us take care of it for you!