Ask Angie: How much does drywall repair cost for small holes? | Siouxland Homes



Drywall tape and grout will help the new piece of drywall blend into the rest of the wall.


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From Angie Hicks Angie’s List (TNS)

Dear Angie, how much can I expect to repair three fist-sized holes in drywall?

Unfortunately, the type of drywall damage you describe is quite common. Homeowners often need to repair a small section of drywall instead of an entire wall.

According to experts, you can expect to pay $ 50 to $ 75 per hole for drywall repairs. The price includes material and labor. For some craftsmen or drywall contractors, the location of the holes can affect the cost. For example, if holes are difficult to reach because the location is high up against a wall or furniture needs to be moved, some contractors may add labor costs.

Repairing drywall for small holes is not difficult, but it takes time. Drywall repair starts with a contractor cutting a larger hole around the damaged area. Wooden supports are installed behind the wall to brace the new piece of drywall. Once the seams are in place, they are covered with paper or mesh tape. The contractor then covers the tape with several coats of grout, and each coat must dry completely before the next coat is applied. Once dry, the area is sanded and painted to match the rest of the wall.

You might consider a DIY drywall repair, especially if you have most of the tools you need on hand to save money. If not, buying the tools may be worth investing in the future in case another mishap occurs.

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