Water Damage Repair

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Water damages are usually done by a broken pipe inside the wall or a leakage. This causes the drywall to develop mold and also develop dark like stains which are not pretty. When this happens you want to repair your drywall and if don’t think you can do it yourself you can hire one of our experts to do the job for you. It shouldn’t take more than a day to repair a water damaged drywall.

Measuring and Cutting 

At first, you want to measure the surface where the mold is developed to make sure that you get the proper size of the new drywall. After you have done the right measurements you start the cutting process. You must put signs on the drywall to make sure that you cut a regular square, no matter how big is the surface of the water damaged area. Cut through the drywall with a utility knife and then remove the pieces of the old drywall. Keep cutting and proceed until the hole in the drywall forms a square-like shape.

Fitting the New Drywall

For this process, you are going to need wood, screws, a new piece of drywall and a screwing pistol. Once you have the square shape of the drywall you want to take measurements of it and then apply the same measurements on the new drywall piece to make sure that it will fit it. At first, you want to put the pieces of wood inside the hole and screw them. They are going to be used to hold on to the new piece of drywall. Put the piece of the drywall in place and make sure you secure it with screws. Don’t go too deep with the screws, because they might go through the paper.

Filling and Sanding

Once the new piece of drywall is in place, what you want to do next is filling and sanding. You are going to use three coats of filling to make sure that it holds and that every hole is closed. At first, you are going to cut off every external piece coming from the drywall. Then you want to start filling it on the sides and the little spaces between the hole and the new drywall piece. Apply three coats of filling and you should sand each of them once they are dry.

Painting

Once the fillings are dry and you have done the sanding and cleaned them all, what you do next is painting. It is best if you had kept a piece of the old drywall to make sure you match the color of the paint. Start painting the new drywall and usually you want to lay down three levels of coat each time a coat is dry. Keep painting until the new drywall and the sealing can’t be seen and you have matched the color of the new drywall with the normal one.

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