Repairs can be a real hassle on construction and remodeling projects that incorporate knock-down drywall finishes. Rick, I have been in the drywall business for 33yrs, and it always amazed me how customers are willing to pay electricians up to $140.00 an hour for their work, but don’t want to pay for a service that in most cases is finish work, by the time your done matching texture and painting to match as well!
Drywall had 5 levels of finish this is used as a language for the drywall contractors to communicate the desired finish of the drywall prior to the final decoration of the wall. In cases where the drywall has been damaged from poor ventilation, we can not only perform the needed repairs, but we can also inspect the bathroom to determine if you should have better ventilation installed.
Drywall also adds a touch of elegance to your home, brightening up and beautifying a space. When you get drywall that is water damaged or drywall cracks that need to be repaired you typically have two options. It is not necessary to reinforce the horizontal edges of the replacement drywall.
If the bead is dented, use a metal-cutting hack saw to cut through the bead above and below the damaged area (image 1). Then use a utility knife to cut vertically around the corner bead (image 2). Corner bead is usually attached with drywall nails, so use a pry bar or claw hammer to remove the fasteners.
There are several ways to keep the new piece flush with the existing drywall, but the easiest way is to use Bear Claw Drywall Repair Clips from HYDE Tools. Home interiors are typically covered with 1/2-inch-thick drywall, but certain areas, such as between a house and attached garage, require thicker, fire-rated drywall.