A drywall repair invoice is used by a drywall contractor to bill a property owner for services/materials/labor related to a job that required drywall repair. The invoice should include the scope of the job description, the materials used, location (address of the property), and the total amount due.
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In most buildings (residential and commercial) walls are made of drywall which is a sturdy substance (called gypsum) that creates a wallboard. Installing drywall takes a lot of expertise as it requires a rigorous process of hanging drywall sheets and carefully connecting them all together. If not done right, the wall will not be sturdy enough to hold up. Drywall is then covered in a compound called sparkle (mud) which is then painted over to complete the wall. Luckily, repairing drywall is a lot easier than installing it if the damage isn’t extremely severe.
Step 1 – Assess the Damage
People often mistake their walls for wood and create holes and unwanted damage after realizing that their walls are in fact made out of drywall. This mistake causes holes and cracks that can be easily fixed by any homeowner with the proper tools and materials. If the hole is larger than a cue ball, a drywall contractor is recommended.
Step 2 – Buy Materials
Go to your local hardware shop to buy a few essential items. What you will need:
- Spackle Paste
- Drywall Repair Kit (for large holes only) – Commonly used for holes resulting from a doorknob
- Putty knife
- Sanding Sponge
Step 3 – Apply and Dry
Take your putty knife and scrape away any excess residue around the small hole or crack. Take your sanding sponge and give it a few swipes to ensure the area is clean. Apply the spackle with your putty knife until the hole is completely filled up. Allow the spackle to dry (usually takes 1 to 2 hours). Then use your sanding sponge again to clear away excess spackle. The drywall should be completely repaired and all that is left to do is paint. Check out this great video on how to repair drywall for more details.
Use HomeAdvisor to get in touch with a local drywall contractor. To find drywall repair services in your local area, use Google Maps. Ask for estimates if it’s a large job, otherwise, look to see if the business has reviews before hiring.