There are many reasons why a homeowner might need Mississauga Handyman to repair the walls in their home. After all, just about every surface is covered with it, including the ceiling!
Drywall damage can be caused by a number of factors, including water accumulation, blunt force, or accidents involving heavy furniture. Natural phenomena, particularly earthquakes, are also likely to cause damage.
When you need cracked or broken drywall repaired, our professional drywall contractors use a few important techniques, including drywall taping and stucco ceiling removal..
Drywall is known by many different names in the industry, including:
Drywall is essentially a panel made of calcium sulphate dihydrate, and it's typically placed between thick sheets of paper on both the front and back. Drywall is screwed directly into the studs or ceiling joints when building a room.
Specially treated drywall that is designed to be water resistant is usually reserved for bathroom walls and ceilings. It’s known in the industry as green board, although it works and handles exactly the same way as regular drywall. The only difference is its suitability for places with higher moisture content in the air, including the kitchen, washroom, and laundry room.
Drywall comes in three basic thicknesses and three basic dimensions. The most common dimension is half-inch drywall, measured in 4x8 foot sheets. However, hardware stores sell smaller pieces of varying thicknesses, depending on the home renovation work you need to do.
Our team provides methodical and transparent services, so your house is successfully turned into the home of your dreams. Drywall repairs ensure that your walls are restored to a pristine state and ready to be painted and decorated. The walls of a home are often taken for granted, but they are crucial supporters of your sanctuary. We know you may not have the time, experience, or desire to repair drywall, but that’s why Mississauga Handyman is here!
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There are various ways this kind of repair work can be done. However, it should be noted that there is more to drywall repairs than filling a hole in the wall with plaster. This way is easier and quicker to do, but it won’t last long. Our drywall contractors reinforce all holes with different methods.
On smaller cracks and holes, we can use the butterfly method for patching. When you have a hole two inches squared, we’ll need to begin the repair with a small piece of drywall that is slightly larger than the hole, such as a 5x5 piece. We’ll trace the size of the hole onto the center of the larger piece of drywall. Our team will use a knife or razor to remove the excess drywall from the replacement piece. We do not remove the paper backing from the replacement piece.
After stripping the gyprock to the paper, we’ll fit the drywall into the hole, with the paper on the replacement piece overlapping the existing hole. The paper around the edge of the hole provides support for when we plaster over the hole, making a smooth transition to the rest of the wall.
When a hole is around 10 inches squared or larger, the butterfly technique will not work as effectively since the replacement drywall will be too large to be unsupported by excess paper.
In this case, we’ll insert a piece of material, like wood, into the hole. Holding the material steady, our drywall experts will attach it to the back side of the wall and make sure the material is behind the hole so it can support the patch that we’ll install.
Once plaster dries, sanding is required to smooth out the edges of the plaster. This will prevent any paint applied on top of it from showing any creases or edges in the underlying drywall. The more plaster there is left over, the more sanding we’ll have to do.
The main goal of sanding is to cover drywall tape or fibre tape evenly and thinly. The first coat of plaster should just cover the tape, and feather slightly on both sides by about an inch.
Our efficient Mississauga workers won’t apply the second or third layers of plaster before the first ones have completely dried—it’s a recipe for disaster.
There are different ways to finish off a drywall edge or corner when joining drywall at 90 degrees. A drywall corner can either be made from metal, which is the most common, or it can be made from plastic. There are also paper tape, metal-reinforced corner beads available as well.
The advantage of paper tape corner beads is that they do not require any drywall screws. They are simply attached by applying plaster to the corner, and then placing the bead on top. We’ll place some plaster and run a first coat layer down the seam of the edge.
A stucco ceiling—otherwise known as a popcorn ceiling—was popular in the 1960s and 1970s. While many Mississauga homeowners prefer to update their homes because it’s no longer fashionable, stucco ceilings were often made using toxic chemicals, like asbestos.
As we have outlined above, Mississauga Handyman uses best practices to ensure all renovation work goes smoothly and is completed in time. We use professional equipment for ceiling removal projects to save time and guarantee high-quality results.
Mississauga Handyman professionals will inspect your home to assess which drywall repair methods you need. If you have any questions about our repair services, our team will be happy to answer them!
While it’s possible to make drywall repairs on your own, the best results can only be achieved with help from the pros. Mississauga Handyman is a renovation company with over 30 years of experience. We provide drywall repair and installation services, house painting, trim carpentry, and more! Call us today at 416-568-3547 for a free estimate!
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