Drywall is a delicate and porous material that makes up a large portion of your wall. Usually, plaster and paint is placed over the top of it. Whether you are just putting drywall up or trying to keep your already painted walls in good condition, here are 3 tips to keep your drywall in shape this summer:
1. Protect your drywall from moisture. Moisture can cause bacteria and mold to grow quickly. Since drywall is made from porous material, it's impossible to remove the mold without replacing the wall altogether. If you do end up needing to replace a portion of your drywall, be sure to cut an opening that covers at least 2 wooden beams behind the wall. That way you can easily attach the replacement piece to the posts.
2. Hang pictures over studs. When decorating this summer, take the time to properly find the beams behind the wall. Drywall is not strong enough to hold heavy objects by itself. If you choose to hang your decor by directly nailing it into the wall, you run the risk of it ruining the integrity of the drywall.
3. Fix any issues that you find immediately. The longer that you wait, the more damage that occurs. If you find cracks or holes, either plaster them and patch them up, or call a professional for drywall repair.
If you are in need of drywall repair, Arek and Chad Painting is available to help.
Posted on: 6/30/2015