Drywall Replacement Process
One thing you must be prepared for in any repair or replacement to drywall is the dust that gets created by cutting into it. Our first step is always preparing for this by properly laying down plastic to catch the dust as it falls. If we are removing an entire sheet of drywall, we carefully punch a couple of holes in the existing drywall to create handles that we can pull on to remove the sheet from the nails they are on. Often times, we get calls for drywall repairs that are due to water damage, so we always check for signs of moisture or water damage before applying new sheets of drywall to the studs.
Once the new sheets of drywall have been applied to the studs, we put joint compound to each of the seams. Once everything has tried, we then lightly sand the seams to even them out properly. Now that we have created a smooth service, we can repaint the replaced areas to match the rest of the wall!