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How to Get Drywall Repaired After Water Damage?
Due to water exposure, a lot of drywalls rot down. This water damage is prone to nothing but a damaged
crumbling wall. But you can remove the warped drywall and switch to the drywall patch. With this
method, you can repair water damage drywall and maintain structural integrity of your home and have
seamless drywall repair. So, you need to take these steps to repair Orlando water damage .
1. Cut drywall patch in square shape, which is somewhat larger as compared to area of water damage.
Don’t let the cut precise, but larger enough to cover affected spot.
2. Put the patch onto the affected wall and trace the same upon it. Also mark drywall patch’s face, so that
you can determine which edge is going up.
3. Use a keyhole saw to cut down the damaged drywall. Go according to the outline traced by you onto
4. Cut 1x2” boards in two pieces which is somewhat longer as compared to hole.
5. On the 2” face of board, stick industrial glue and then slip the same onto the hole. Have even space
between them in hole and drive drywall screws of 1 ¼ inch to secure the same to the drywall’s back
and in the boards. This way, you can have robust backing surface in it and attach another drywall in it.
6. Stick drywall patch in that hole and push the same onto the board. Drive drywall screws to secure
patch through it onto the board.
7. On the drywall knife, it’s time to place the plaster and spread the same upon holes and along the
8. Upon the seams, stick drywall tape and have a next plaster coat upon the tape. Before adding next
coat of plaster, make sure to have proper time for drying.
9. Use a sanding block to sand up the plaster’s surface to flatten up.
10. Use a latex primer to prime the drywall’s surface and plaster it onto the wall. Use a roller to apply
primer on the wall. Give proper time to it for drying out.
11. Use same latex color paint as used last time on drywall to paint the area which was affected. Use roller
to apply paint evenly. Give proper time to dry the paint out and then have next coat, if required. Have
additional coat if the coated area doesn’t match the nearby walls even with second coat.