Painting and
Drywal

Damaged drywall can not only give your business a bad appearance, but it can also lead to other problems. Call Maintenance Specialists Inc. today for all your drywall repair and touch-up painting needs.

The Importance of Commercial Drywall Repair

Many residential and commercial buildings have drywall installed because it is a great alternative to construction methods like lath and plaster. Drywall is also more forgiving in terms of time and labor. Additionally, the material is durable, though the application of enough force can damage it.

When left in disrepair, drywall can result in a number of unwanted issues, which is why it should be part of every commercial building maintenance. Here are some reasons why you should invest in commercial drywall repair services today:

Improve Appearance
Cracks and holes in your drywall can give your property a dilapidated look. Unless that’s the aesthetic you’re going for, it can send the wrong message to potential customers. Additionally, a shabby workplace can negatively affect employee morale, leading to a decrease in productivity.

Keep Pests Out
Pests tend to take advantage of any gaps or openings in your wall. When you leave your drywall in disrepair, cockroaches and rats can enter the premises. This is not only bad for business as it can scare your customers away, but it is also a health hazard. Plus, it can lead to more costly expenses such as pest control services and potential lawsuits.

Stay Energy-Efficient
Drywall acts as a barrier, insulating you from the heat or cold outside. When they become damaged, the heat or cold can penetrate through, causing you to either turn up the heat to block the cold or vice versa. This, in turn, will result in a higher electricity bill. Immediately addressing drywall issues will save you more money in the long run.

Frequently Asked Questions

Repairing drywall yourself is possible with the help of the right materials and instructions. Smaller holes are easier to repair yourself, while larger holes may require drywall replacement altogether. Follow the instructions presented above depending on the size of the hole in your drywall.
It depends on the size of the project as well as framing and finishing. Replacing a drywall can take as little as one day to as long as one month.
Yes, cracked drywall can be repaired. Small cracks may be remedied using just a compound and a mesh patch, but larger cracks will need to go through a longer repair process (seen above).
If you decide to repair a drywall yourself, you will need to buy the right tools and materials. The total cost will depend on the brands you use as well as where you buy them. You can save more money by hiring a professional to repair your drywall. On average, professional services charge $531 for drywall repairs, which usually covers the cost of materials as well.
Yes, a water damaged drywall can be repaired. You will need to cut and remove the damaged part, though, and replace it with new drywall.

Generally speaking, it is better to repair small to medium-sized holes in your drywall. If you have larger holes or a severe mold problem, though, it is recommended to replace the drywall altogether.

You can fix a small hole in drywall without patches by using paper joint tape and drywall compound. Follow the instructions above for repairing small holes and cracks.

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Repairing Drywall the Right Way

The drywall repair process varies depending on the size of the hole and its location. Before starting, though, safety should always come first. It is important to wear personal protective gear when dealing with drywall repair. The process involves a lot of dust, which can cause respiratory problems when inhaled. Here at MSI, our technicians always come dressed for the job. We use high-grade masks and safety glasses for maximum protection.

Corner Bead Patch

  • For corner drywall repairs, it is recommended to cut the damaged part horizontally using a hacksaw. Then, cut vertically along the drywall using a utility knife. With all four sides cut, remove the damaged part.
  • For corner drywall repairs, it is recommended to cut the damaged part horizontally using a hacksaw. Then, cut vertically along the drywall using a utility knife. With all four sides cut, remove the damaged part.

Small Holes and Cracks

  • Set a self-adhesive mesh patch over the small hole, then cover it with a compound (spackling or lightweight joint) using a drywall knife. Feather the edges for a blended finish. Allow the patch to dry. If necessary, apply the compound for a second time. After drying, sand the surface smooth.

Medium Holes and Cracks

  • For medium holes, cut a square piece of drywall that measures 2 inches bigger than the damaged area. Use a utility knife to score the back of the drywall before breaking the gypsum off. Place the patch over the hole, then trace around the gypsum square. Then, cut the square out using a drywall saw.
  • Apply a joint compound to the paper border’s back. After that, position the gypsum into the new hole, pressing the edges where you applied the compound to secure it.
  • At this point, you will need more joint compound to coat the whole patch. Do this until you can’t see the lines anymore, feathering the edges for a blended finish. A second coat may be necessary. Wait for the compound to dry before sanding.

Large Holes and Cracks

  • To repair large holes, take a piece of drywall that you’ve cut into a square that measures a tad bigger than the drywall hole. Place it over the hole, then trace around the edges. Use a drywall saw to cut out the traced area.
  • It is recommended to screw a furring strip on both sides of the hole. Then, screw the cut piece of drywall into the furring strips. Take joint tape to secure the patch to the wall. After that, use a joint compound to cover the patch, making sure to feather the edges as always. Let the patch dry and apply a second coat if necessary. To finish, sand it smooth.

Paint Touchup After Drywall Repair

Fixing drywall is not all there is to it. The hole may be covered, but there will be a visible blemish at the point of the repair. The best way to conceal this blemish is to paint over it. Apart from commercial drywall services, MSI also offers touch-up painting. We can give your drywall a fresh new look as if it’s brand new.

Your Partner in Maintenance and Repairs

Maintenance Specialists Inc. is one of the leading maintenance companies in the Charlotte area. We offer a wide range of services, including but not limited to building maintenance, parking lot striping, dry rot and wood rot repair, window cleaning and decontamination.

Our services are unparalleled, and our team of experts will handle any cleaning or maintenance issue your facility may have. When you partner with us, you can expect the following 

  • A fully insured and licensed general contractor in North Carolina
  • Unmatched expertise and years of experience in the industry
  • A completed Job Hazard Analysis form before every job.
  • On site within 24 hours for emergency services.
  • Service packages tailored according to your budget, needs, and schedule.

With MSI, you can focus on your business and know that we will get the job done right. If you need commercial drywall repair in Charlotte, NC, contact us today for a free quote or call (704) 405-6000  

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