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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much will it cost to fix a hole in the wall?

Here are two examples of average prices for smaller drywall repair jobs that could be similar to fixing a hole in the wall:

  • Approximate cost to repair a 5-foot crack in a wall: $125 (labor $75 and materials $50).
  • Approximate cost to repair a 3-foot ceiling crack: $150.

However, you should request cost estimates from drywall repair specialists in your area to figure out how much it will cost you to fix your hole.

Learn more about drywall repair costs.

What tools do you need to repair drywall?

To repair drywall, you need up to several tools and materials. For example, you may need a drill to insert drywall screws and boreholes. A drywall saw or utility knife is perfect for cutting and shaping drywall, and don’t forget your tape measure and pencil. Drywall and taping knives are also essential. 

For materials, you’ll likely need construction adhesive, drywall tape, drywall screws, masking tape and joint compound. 

If you don’t have these tools — and you don’t want to spend money on them — contact a drywall repair professional instead of doing it yourself.

How do I find a good drywall contractor?

The best way to find a good drywall contractor is by searching for the top-rated contractors near you on Thumbtack. View their ratings, and read their reviews to see how they did on past drywall projects. Pay attention to the photos uploaded by the customers and contractors, so you can analyze their quality of work. 

After you found a few contractors you like, ask them for price quotes. For more tips on how to hire contractors, read our in-depth guide.

Who do I hire to install or repair drywall?

A general contractor, handyman or a drywall contractor (or company) can usually install and repair drywall. It’s recommended that you call one of these types of pros when your drywall needs to be repaired, such as after a plumber or electrician has completed their work. 

Look up local pros online and compare their profiles, paying extra attention to their ratings, reviews, experience and list of services. Contact three to five pros to get cost estimates for your project.

Do drywall contractors need a license?

Pros may need to obtain a license to fix and install drywall. It’s always worth checking with your local government about whether a drywall company or contractor has to be licensed before they work on your project.

Do drywall contractors do insulation?

A drywall contractor focuses on drywall. If you want to install insulation (or upgrade your existing installation), you should hire an insulation contractor. It's possible that your drywall contractor may be able to offer basic insulation services, but for more advanced insulation installation (such as spray foam), go with a professional who specializes in this. 

Reviews for Palatine drywall repairers
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome experience working with J's Drywall and Plaster Repair. My MIL's garage ceiling got water damage, and after the repair you would never know. Highly recommended.
J’s Drywall repairJ’s Drywall repair
Mike B.
Daniel did a great job with my drywall repair. He took the time to understand the job and even made some great recommendations on how to address the problems. He was punctual and did a great job cleaning up after the job was done. Will use him again for future projects and highly recommend him.
D G constructionD G construction
Lauren B.
Chano was great to work with, very responsive, quick to come out and complete the job. Needed drywall repair and painting in our basement done very quickly - they completed the full day project within 2 days of providing the quote and within 4 days of my posting the project. Would definitely use them again
A Plus Decorating Inc.A Plus Decorating Inc.
Deb K.
Prompt. When arriving he assessed the work and gave me a time frame for completion. Completed within the time frame. Prepared site for drywall repair with drop cloths, cleaned area when complete. Job came in at less than original quote and let me know. Generally a great job. I will hire again.
J’s Drywall repairJ’s Drywall repair
Ben C.
Working with Jared to repair our ceilings and walls after an electrical project couldn't have been better. He showed up when he said he would, his estimate (time and costs) was spot on, he did great work and cleaned up afterwards. If I have the need for drywall work I'll be happy to work with him.
J’s Drywall repairJ’s Drywall repair
Christina N.
I hired Nu ege to do drywall repair on my ceiling. Ricky provided a very reasonable quote based on photographs (no in-person estimate required). He was able to come out the very next day. Not only did he do an excellent job on the drywall repair, he threw some patch on a few major wall dings I had and ended up tackling a few of my other projects (re-attaching the stairway railing which was pulled out of wall and properly hanging several other very large items in my living room). Ricky demonstrated expertise, professionalism, and the ability to work quickly. He was also very tidy and diligent about ensuring he cleaned up each work area. In addition to the great work qualities, he is also a nice man. I was so impressed with Ricky that I asked him to work on a quote to paint the entire first and second floors. I highly recommend Ricky and I am looking forward to working with him again. I feel lucky to have found him!
Nu ege Painting corpNu ege Painting corp
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