Why Drywall Repair Needs to be Done Before Painting

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The idea of a freshly painted house is exciting, and painting is probably a project you want to jump into as soon as possible. However, if your home’s drywall shows signs of damage, drywall repair is needed before any painting can be done. Here are a few reasons why it is so important to take care of drywall repair before painting your home’s interior:

  • Water Damage- If your home’s drywall needs to be repaired due to water damage, it is best to replace the entire sheet of drywall on that wall. Before replacing the sheet, you need to find the source of the water damage and fix the problem so that it doesn’t happen again. You also might have the option of using the original drywall if the damage isn’t too extensive. Let the original drywall sheet dry and then inspect the condition it’s in and determine if you need to look into drywall repair techniques to save it, or if it’s too far gone and needs to be replaced.

Why Drywall Repair Needs to be Done Before Painting

  • Repair Holes, Cracks, or Dents- A new coat of paint won’t cover holes, cracks, or dents in your walls; you need to get the damage repaired beforehand if you want a smooth finish to your paint job. You can do this yourself or hire a professional to get it done. It is best to hire a professional with experience so that you can be confident your drywall is repaired perfectly and you won’t end up wasting your time painting your walls, only to end up with an unpleasant finished look.
  • Keep the Elements Outside- One of the most important jobs drywall has is to keep wind, moisture, and bugs from getting inside your home. However, when your drywall develops holes or cracks, that job is compromised. Painting over the holes and cracks will not fix the problem and keep the outside things from getting in. Doing proper repairs to your drywall will not only make your paint job look smooth, but it will also prevent anything outside from working its way inside your home.

These are just a few reasons why drywall repair is necessary before painting your home. If you are in need of a professional to handle your drywall repair, give us a call today at Piper’s Painting, and we will get your drywall fixed up and ready to paint.