Drywall has become an increasingly popular choice for general contractors in the commercial construction business and it’s not hard to see why. It’s quick and easy to install, incredibly durable, and typically only requires simple repairs and maintenance over the years. However, damage does occasionally occur and it can be tempting to try and save some money by fixing it yourself. Today, our team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc. is discussing when you can fix your own drywall and when you should call in a professional.
This post is part of a comprehensive commercial drywall guide.
DIY Drywall Small Patch Jobs
Over time, it is not uncommon to find small holes and dents in your drywall. However, we know that you want your business to make a great impression, so those small imperfections cannot go unchecked. Typically, these small holes and dents are easy and inexpensive to fix and you can likely handle them on your own, known as DIY drywall. All you’ll need is some spackle, a putty knife, sandpaper, and matching paint. For slightly larger holes, you can even get a patch kit from your local hardware store and have everything you need to fix the hole with ease.
Depending on the size of the hole in question, you may or may not want to tackle a larger hole with DIY Drywall. An inexperienced DIYer can likely follow the instructions on a patch kit and handle a small hole; however, the larger the hole, the more involved the repair process becomes. If the hole is large enough, you may need to cut a new piece of drywall to insert into the hole instead of using spackle or a patch. So, unless you’re experienced in drywall, you should probably call a professional for a large hole in your drywall.
Professionals for Severe Damage
Sometimes drywall damage can be so damaged that you have no choice by to replace the wall entirely. In this case, we definitely recommend calling in a professional drywall contractor to handle the job for you, instead of doing DIY drywall. In order for a room to function as it’s intended, your drywall needs to be installed properly, and expert installation makes all the difference.