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Dry Wall Repair

Dry Wall Repair

Our crew leader, Ken, had to deal with a crack recently and this blog will give you some insight on the process step-by-step from patching, priming & painting. 

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Stress cracks and nail pops are common occurrences on drywall surfaces. Usually these are caused by a slight shifting in the homes framing which is related to changes in the seasons. 

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For minor nail pops the solution can be as simple as recessing the nail or screw head and spackling the surface. 

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However, for more advanced nail pops it may be necessary to actually remove the bulging screw and refasten the drywall with new screws, then smooth the area.

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Stress cracks are most commonly repaired with a nylon reinforced mesh tape and multiple layers of compound to and strength and smooth the repair. Open cracks requires a wide repair that spans 18-24 inches to adequately level the patch. 

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If strength is required for a more aggressive crack, then we may need to use two layers of fiber mesh and a powdered compound derived from plaster and possibly even incorporating  “plaster weld" or similar products for strength and flexibility. 

Many of the plaster-based compounds also have the added advantage of speedy drying which can allow for the repair to be completed in only one day! 

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