How To Repair Walls Before Interior Painting

  • Posted On: April 21, 2022
  • Posted By: admin

Repainting a room or entire building can be quite exciting! However, before you get started repainting you need to make sure your walls are in good condition. 

It is common for drywall and plaster walls to suffer damage over the years, whether it be from furniture causing nicks in the wall to the drywall cracking. So how do you go about repairing different types of drywall damage? We are glad you asked. 

Tips For Repairing Various Drywall Issues

a putty knife with putty on itRepairing walls is much simpler than many people realize. In this simple guide, we will highlight exactly how to repair various drywall or plaster damages so you can get started on repainting and reinvigorating your space. 

Drywall Cracks

Drywall cracks typically occur within the first year after construction, however extenuating circumstances can cause drywall cracks to occur at any time. To repair drywall cracks, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Determine the cause of movement and fix it
  2. Tape the crack to provide strength
  3. Finish the area by applying drywall mud to the tape

If you have plaster walls, the steps to repair the crack are extremely similar, however, determining the cause of the crack will be more difficult 

Follow these simple steps to repair that unsightly crack in your wall so we can repaint your building and revitalize your space!

Drywall Dents

a person repairing drywallIn order to repair small dents in your walls, you are going to use a spackling compound to fill in the dent and let it dry. For larger dents, you are going to have to use a joint compound. To apply these compounds, use a putty knife. Once dry you will need to apply two more layersof the compound in order to properly fill the dents. 

no matter what size the dent, make sure to sand down the sealant so that it is flush with the wall for the best results . 

Nail Holes

Nail holes are a very simple fix! All you need to do is apply putty to the unsightly hole  and wait for it to dry. Once it has dried, sand it down so that the spot is flush with the wall. Once done,  you are ready to paint over this wall and restore the room to its former glory. 

Doorknob Sized Holes In Drywall

If you have a doorknob-sized hole in your drywall, you will need to purchase a wall patch kit that contains a self-adhesive mesh patch. Apply the patch to the hole in the wall and then use your putty knife to cover it. Use a criss-cross pattern to properly marry the putty to the wall and then let it dry. Once dry, determine how many more coats you will require to properly seal the hole. Once the hole is properly filled, sand it down so it is flush with the wall and you are ready to paint!


MR Painting – Your Interior Painting Professionals!

tools used to repair drywallNow that you have the knowledge and skills to repair your building’s walls, you can make sure your home is fully prepared to receive a brand-new coat of paint! Follow our simple instructions to repair your walls and we will handle the much larger task of revitalizing your space. 

Here at MR Painting we are dedicated to providing world-class painting services to our clients all across the Ottawa region. We are prepared to complete all of your required painting services in a timely and cost-effective manner.  Our team of highly trained professionals is prepared to help you with all of your interior painting needs, no matter how big or small the project may be. Contact us today to begin your painting!