44 Drywall Repair: The Keys to Success - Thoughts From Kaufman Homes
Kaufman Homes

Kaufman Homes has always aspired to go above and beyond any industry standards regarding warranties.

As a part of our commitment to excellence and our desire to always "do the right thing", Kaufman Homes has consistently fixed problems for our customers beyond our expressed (industry standard) 1 year limited warranty. Our long history of service and positive feedback from our many customers has given us the confidence in our workmanship, services, and what we build, to extend our present 1 year limited warranty to a 5 year limited warranty.

Thoughts From Kaufman Homes

Your unparalleled access to the thoughts of Dean Kaufman and the rest of Kaufman homes about home remodeling, home repair, and other trending topics in the residential construction field.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that has been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Archives
    Archives Contains a list of blog posts that were created previously.
  • Login

Drywall Repair: The Keys to Success

Posted by on in Home Repair
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 156476
  • Print
  • PDF

Kaufman Home’s success in remodeling has been greatly enhanced with five highly skilled technicians who each have fully equipped trucks allowing them to do all phases of construction at the highest skill level.

In remodeling and repairs, one of the most difficult things to do is to repair cracks and patches on drywall due to settling issues, leaks or matching in an old section into new construction.  Textures need to match, new and old must be feathered in to blend and when the painting is finished the patch must disappear into the original wall or ceiling.

Drywall patching and texturing is an art form best done by a trained and skilled drywall technician.  At Kaufman Homes, all of our remodel and repair technicians are well trained in patching and matching drywall and making the paint blend. They have available the best equipment, including a revolutionary power sander with a dust collection system and they all utilize the same time tested drywall products along with proven techniques.

The Key to Repairing Drywall

The key to making a drywall patch is to getting the surface flat so that it doesn’t protrude or indent from the surrounding area. The new drywall installed for the patch is at the same level that the original drywall was at allowing the technician to apply the finish to the level of the original finished drywall before texturing.

It is important to sand off a wider area of the original texture so you can feather the new patch in with the original drywall to make the patch inconspicuous. Once everything is flat, a damp sponge is used to get rid of the border of the patch. Before the finish texture is applied a good water based primer is applied to make the old and new areas receive paint in the same manner.

Without primer the paint will soak into the porous patching material and the difference will make the patch very conspicuous. In extreme cases, it is sometimes necessary to re-prime an entire area including the old drywall area usually from one wall break to another. Once the primer dries the skilled technician uses experienced skills to apply texture to match the original finish.

Matching Older Paint

It is usually difficult to paint only the patched area as the original paint is older, light weathered, may be a different brand, different sheen so it is best to just paint an entire wall area or even repaint the entire room.

All of Kaufman Home’s skilled technicians have the ability to take a remodel job and blend together skills such as drywall and painting along with a multitude of construction techniques to allow a remodel job to blend in with the original home.



Trackback URL for this blog entry.


Welcome, Sign In To Comment


Custom Home
10 post(s)
Home Repair
8 post(s)
DIY Tips
6 post(s)
Design Ideas
3 post(s)

Most Popular Posts

Planning Countertop Heights for Kitchens and Bathrooms

When it comes to heights for bath, kitchen, utility countertops or dining surfaces, the heights should be based on the needs of the homeowner. Th

Kaufman's Home Maintenance: A Company Created to Serve You and Your Home

Dean and Duane Kaufman, owners of Kaufman Homes, are excited to announce we have developed and will be operating a new company called Kaufman’s Home

Drywall Repair: The Keys to Success

Kaufman Home’s success in remodeling has been greatly enhanced with five highly skilled technicians who each have fully equipped trucks allowing the
Kaufman Homes, Inc.
1295 Baxter Rd. SE, Salem, OR 97306
Tel: 503.370.8390
Fax: 503.370.2731
Download information as vCard
Kaufman Homes, Inc. - CCB# 55421
Kaufman Commercial LLC - CCB# 167901