Common Causes for Prescott Drywall Repairs

Prescott Drywall RepairsJust like how we have to go to the doctor every once in a while, our houses also have to go under repair every so often. From small touch ups to large scale renovations, there are a slew of things that can be done to make your home more comfortable, attractive, and seemingly new. One of the things you could look into is having drywall repairs done. Walls are one of the most frequently damaged parts of a home, but they don’t get much attention. Although drywall is a pretty strong material, it can suffer from several types of damages that may be cause for repair.


Superficial scratches are one of the most commonplace causes for Prescott drywall repairs. Homeowners with small children or people who move large furniture around are most likely to encounter this problem. Scratches may be as shallow as the paint layer or go on deeper to the paper layer of the sheet. This problem is remedied by having the damaged area covered with joint compound and having it sanded before covering it with a coat of paint.  It is important that all drywall damages be repaired before applying paint, at any Prescott painting contractor will tell you. This is because the quality of the finish is dependent on how smooth the surface being painted is. Cracks, holes, scratches and other damages can leave your paint job looking less than stellar and not worth the investment.

Surface bruises

This type of wall damage is something in between a scratch and a hole. Surface bruises are carved out parts of the wall that are deeper than superficial scratches but do not go all the way through the board. Unlike in repairing scratches, a fiber glass mesh is needed in combination with the joint compound to effectively repair the drywall. Instead of just one, two applications are necessary to even out the surface and make sure that it does not worsen into a hole. After drying, sanding and priming is done before it is painted.


Another common cause for contacting a professional Prescott painting contractor for drywall repairs would be the presence of holes. Smaller holes created by nails or other objects can be repaired in the same way as scratches. Medium-sized holes require the use of metal plates or aluminium plates to support the damaged area of the wall before it is smoothed over with a joint compound, sanded, primed, and painted.

Water Damage

The worst type of damage would be that caused by water or flooding. The best way to repair this is to have the damaged boards cut out and have new ones re-installed  Horizontal installation of drywall is commonly used for this type of repair because it is easier to make the wall even and avoid distortion.

For extensive drywall repairs such as large holes or water damaged boards, contact a professional Prescott painting contractor. They will be able to ensure your drywall is repaired adequately prior to the paint application for the best results.

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