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.
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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.
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.
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.