Drywall Repair Contractor
Drywall can become damaged for a number of reasons. One of the most common causes is moving in or out of your home. It can be difficult getting large pieces of furniture around corners without scraping and denting the drywall. When repaired correctly, you should never notice these imperfections with professional drywall repair. Whether it’s a large dent in the wall or a hairline fracture from your house settling, Alltimate Painting Services can repair your drywall. We can also dispose of old drywall and install new if the old drywall has been compromised from mold or mildew. To get your free estimate from this drywall repair contractor in Minneapolis and St Paul call Alltimate Painting at 612-298-2244 or fill out our contact form and we’ll give you a call.
Different types of mud for drywall repairs
There are different types of drywall mud that our St Paul and Minneapolis drywall repair company works with. Each has their own dry time and level or hardness. Here is a list of those types of drywall mud.
- All purpose – Used for taping and applying orange peel, knockdown textures. This can be used for coating but it tends to shrink more and sands a little harder.
- Topping – Used for 1st and second coats. This shrinks a little less than the all purpose and is a little easier to sand.
- Quick set or accelerated mud – This comes in paper bags as a powder form that you simply mix with water. You have dry times which vary from 5 minutes to 210 minutes.
Different types of drywall tape
For taping seams you we have options to use paper tape or mesh tape. Each have their advantages. The main advantage to mesh tape is we don’t have to pre-mud the seams before applying the tape. The mesh tape has a sticky back which can be pressed on with a drywall knife. However, the mesh tape doesn’t work as well for corners. It tends to crack and it’s difficult to form into the corners where paper tape has a seam down the middle allowing it to easily slide into the corner.
A Fact About Drywall
Drywall is a chosen material due to the fact that it does possess some fire resistance. Homes with drywall rather than wood paneling or another material, tend to burn slower, giving its occupants more time to get to safety. The reason for this is the gypsum within the drywall contains water of crystallization. When heat or fire is present, that water is released as steam. This slows down any kind of heat transfer to adjacent rooms. So one room can be hundreds of degrees, while the next room doesn’t exceed the boiling point. This heat transfer doesn’t occur until the gypsum’s water has boiled away.
Receive an estimate for drywall repair
If you have drywall within your home that needs repairing, it is time to obtain a free estimate. Simply call us at 612-298-2244 or fill out our contact form. It is our goal to provide you with high quality work at a great price.