DIY Drywall Repairing Tips
Texture Matching Guidelines

With a little help and information about various drywall problems and repairs, you can probably do many of the
drywall repairing that you are wondering about.

With this knowledge you will also know if it would be
better to hire it out than start something and realize, to your dismay, this was way over your head.

In the early 80's I was working for a painting contractor who did
necessary drywall wall and ceiling repairs when needed. I remember how
mystifying it looked to me when I watched others doing the drywall repairs
and with what ease they seemed to do them.

As the company grew, the owner needed more people to do the
wall and ceiling repairs and asked me if I would like to learn.

I still remember that first repair job. It was a small bathroom
ceiling leak that had a slap textured ceiling. With his help and
guidance, the repair turned out with a reasonably good ceiling texture match.

Now, almost 30 years later, I have been working for myself for many
years and I am still doing drywall repairs and ceiling texture re-matching. During these years of repairing, often through trial and error, I have striven to re-match and blend in the repair with the existing texture. I have gained experience and a knack for matching the textures.

I was in a store the other day getting some drywall supplies. As I came
to that department, I saw a man standing, almost looking like he was in a
trance, holding a small roll of joint tape and just staring at the supplies in front of him.

I found what I was after and came back only to see him still standing there. I asked him if he needed some help. He gladly shared his problem with me. I explained some of the various do it yourself drywall things he could use and possible ways to do the repairs he was wanting to do. He was very relieved and he even thanked me again later when I was checking out. Maybe that was you!

I thought yes, I have come a long way from that first repair job
and I could possibly help many other people desiring to demystify
their drywall repairing but not really knowing where to turn to. Doing
these repairs, especially trying to do a ceiling texture match and blending
it into the old ceiling or wall texture, is not the same as doing a new

Within these pages (and those to come) you should have enough
information to identify the various drywall problems, what things are
needed to do the repair and how to go about doing the repair. This
will enable
you can make an educated decision whether or not you
want to do this repair or hire someone to do it for you.

If you decide to do it yourself, I am sure some of my tips and insights
will enable you to feel more confident about what you have to do and
enable you to do a better job.

Good Luck!!!

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