Drywall is a large part of nearly every home and business today, and yet it is something that most people know very little about. Chip off any loose drywall mud on seams from which the paper is separating with a paint scraper. If it’s too late to call the builder back to take care of this annoyance (it’s rarely structurally threatening), you can do the repair yourself. Textured walls or ceilings are repaired and re-textured to closely match the original drywall texture.
As for time saving tips, take what you’re talking about with your patch and throw in a piece of FibaFuse drywall tape (either a couple inches larger than your patch, cut from the large rolls they sell for repairs, or a few pieces off of a roll of regular size tape) and glue it on with Super 77 or other similar adhesive spray (I just keep a can in the truck).
Use a small drywall knife to apply lightweight joint compound above the screw or nailhead. If you own a home, odds are very good that the walls (and ceilings) surrounding you are made of drywall. Cover the patch with drywall compound and smooth with a wide-blade drywall knife.
Now, if you were to remove drywall material in a round dish shape, that’s going to be a LOT more dust. Sink the screw head just below the surface of the drywall so it can be covered with spackle. Place mud (joint compound) around the edges of the hole for at least 2 inches (5 cm) each side and on the raw edges of the old drywall.
Use an electronic stud finder to mark the studs behind the damaged drywall, then use a drywall saw or reciprocating saw to cut away the drywall. Safety and professional work are the two things you’ll always get from our certified repair specialists. Their drywall contractors also do fence, deck and storage shed construction, pressure washing and much more.