...Our workmanship is never noticed 😉
Edited Jul 27 2021
Our aim is to be the best Ottawa Drywall Repair service.
Before we get into the nitty gritty of this process we’ll precede by first understanding one thing. If a hole is smaller than a quarter, you may be able to patch it without repairing the drywall. May being the keyword here. The depending on the temperature, humidity and products used you can get away without putting in new drywall and without the hole bubbling.
Warning: after reading this, you may choose to contact us, on our home page.
As you may have already discovered, if you’ve tried to mud/plaster without fixing the drywall first, you’ll have noticed how your recently applied mud bubbles, leaving a less than desired look. That is air that does this and it’s for this specific reason that the drywall needs to be repaired before mudding or plastering.
And there you have it. The basics to repairing drywall. Please note that for simplicity’s sake, we’ve left out certain details such as mud brands and consistency, paint colour matching and dry-times as all these factors will depend on the climate and country you live in.
You’ll notice we mentioned paper tape as opposed to mesh tape. You’ll find that paper-tape has smaller risk of allowing cracking. Also, we highly recommend using paper tape when it comes to corners as it folds nicely into the corner rather than rounding out and making you rearrange things when there’s mud everywhere, as you might have to do with mesh in corners.
If you’ve managed to follow all these steps and have perfectly repaired your wall, we tip our hats off to you. This is not an easy task. If you gave it you best shot and ended up covered in mud and filled the house with cuss words, well, welcome to the club. Many people think that this is an easy task and simply requires common sense. Unfortunately, mudding takes years of practice and dedication to master. It really is more of an art than a trade. Unlike art however, a mudder's work doesn’t become more valuable after he or she dies. ;)
If you would like some help with your project or find yourself stumped as you do it yourself, feel free to give us a call and we’ll setup a video chat with you to advise you on what we think is best. We love helping people on their projects and like meeting ambitious DIYers, so give us a call anytime.