Drywall texture matching
After finishing the project of fixing Drywall damages, you may wish that your recently repaired wall look with the same texture than the other walls of the room, but this is almost impossible to achieve it, because the larger the extension of the patch is, the more difficult to match the texture of the patch with the texture of the wall. Some times to achieve a perfect look, constructors prefer to give a new texture to the entire wall or to the hole room.
This is the most challenging step of your Drywall repair, if you want that your wall have a perfect finished we strongly recommend that you hire a specialist to do this part of the job. It is necessary to have experience and to know how to use different techniques to achieve a similar finish to the original texture the wall being repaired used to have. At American Loss Consultant we have a large directory of highly qualified professionals specialized on Drywall repair; call us and we will find a constructor near you; after the constructor supervise the area, he will give you a free advice and if you decide to hire him he will present you a quote with no hidden cost.
How to do a Drywall texture matching?
There are several techniques to matching the patch on your Drywall with the previous texture. To achieve the perfect matching will depend on the skills and the experience of the person that is making the finish of the repair. There is not a secret way to do the match, different types of textures will require different approaches; textures with patterns given by spraying or rolling are easier to do than other patterns like those made with a drywall knife. If you need to even the textures on your repaired Drywall but you do not have the skill to do it, call American Loss Consultant. We will send you a specialized contractor that will meet all your requirements. Drywall texture matching is more an art than a science; nonetheless, here we will present you several tips that can help you if you want to try to make a Drywall texture matching.
Selection of the patch
The first thing you should do is choose a patch of drywall that has the same thickness as the Drywall of the area that you are going to repair; however, measuring the thickness of the patch and of the area to be repaired is not enough in some cases. If the hole you want to cover is on a wall, in addition to the patch with the right thickness, maybe you will need to use some wooden wedges to keep the patch at the same level of the surrounding Drywall and prevent it from sinking when you want to texturize it or paint it.
Taping and coating
This is one of the trickiest steps of the process, the blending of the patch to the surrounding surface. It will depend on the way you tape it to the wall and the thickness of the coating you apply, or maybe it will be necessary applying a considerable amount of the coating mud to a wide area of the Drywall. The reason of this procedure is to create a flat transition between the two levels and to make a strong joint that do not crack.
There are some common mistakes that beginners may do when they are taping a Drywall patch, as the use of a large quantity of mud that may produce bubbles, making difficult the task of matching the Drywall; on the other hand the use of a small quantity of mud can lead cracks on the joints of the Drywall. At the end only the experience will indicate you what is the correct amount of mud you need to use to blend the patch with the surrounding wall. If you want to achieve a blended surface and neat results we recommend you let this part of the job to an expert, call American Loss Consultant and we will send you a qualified contractor that will provide the results that you are expecting on the repair of your Drywall.
Smoothing the joints of patch with the wall
To achieve a smooth transition between the patch and the surrounding wall it is necessary to remove the excess mud trapped on the existent texture of the wall. To make this work you may need a tool called Drywall knife. This could be a tedious work to do, but by doing it you will accomplish the perfect blend of the patch with the wall.
Texture the Drywall patch as the original texture
This is the final step to match the patch with the original texture of the wall and to make this task you need to examine the texture pattern of the wall and determine the best technique to achieve it. Depending on the pattern of your wall you may need a sprayer, a paint roller, a Drywall knife or a combination of tools and techniques. You may need to use a portion of Drywall or ceiling for testing until you reach the desired pattern. If you do not know how to replicate the pattern of the existing wall, you may need advice from an expert; sometimes the existing pattern is impossible of replicate and if you want a professional finish, it will be easier if you texture the entire room. Contact American Loss Consultant and we find a contractor to advice you on the best procedure to texture your Drywall repair.
Cost of Drywall texture matching
The cost of a standard service of Drywall texture matching may vary depending on the area of the zip code and the size of the area you need to texture. This type of service usually includes the acquisition and delivery of materials and equipment to and from the area of job, the protection of existing structures to avoid the dust and debris fly around the house, the labor of texture surface and the clean-up of the space. The total cost of texture matching of an area of 500 square feet is between $502 and $609. If you are interested on hiring a contractor to do this job, contact American Loss Consultant, we will send you a professional contractor with vast experience that will give you the results you are looking for. Do not waste time and money hiring a random company that will not guarantee the results. Contact American Loss Consultant and we will send you a contractor that will give you a free advice on the best way to accomplish the repair you need to do.