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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 New Orleans drywall repairers
Tiffany M.
Gino and his team did an amazing job on all of my projects. From fence repair, to drywall and painting, everything turned out great!! I would absolutely hire them again and will! Thanks guys!
All Geaux Pro Services LLC.All Geaux Pro Services LLC.
Matt R.
I hired Emmanuel and Ricardo for drywall repairs on my ceiling, and they did an excellent job. They were quick, clean, and efficient. They did everything they said they would and more. I will definitely use them again for future projects.
T y M Renovations LLCT y M Renovations LLC
Gordan T.
Super easy to work with . Received a call from Lizette the same day I submitted my task. She arranged for one of her guys to come to my home within a few days. I got an eta for when they would arrive for my job and I got a notice the day of service when they were on the way. Alex was very professional, did a great repair job on my drywall and left no mess behind. Would definitely work with them again.
Benicht LLCBenicht LLC
Joseph K.
Mr. Haywood was supposed to begin my repair job at 10:00 a.m. on Friday. He called just before 10 to say he was on his way and his worker would arrive before him. The worker waited around for a couple of hours and Mr. Haywood had never arrived. The worker disappeared without notice. I called Mr. Haywood he said he was picking up supplies. Another worker showed up and left without notice. One of his three workers told me this was a common practice. He said I go to job sites all the time and Mr. Haywood doesn’t come and I have not materials to work with. Mr. Hayward finally arrived at 2:30. I asked about drop cloths and he assured me that he would clean any mess that he made and he was very neat. He promised the job would take two days. I removed all of the sheet rock and debris from my house while he left to go pick up a sheet of drywall. After two hours he returned without the drywall. He came back on Saturday with a third different helper. They worked until 10 o’clock that night. Still not finished yet sure of me he would be back the next morning. I spent six hours on Sunday morning cleaning paint and sheet rock mud from my hardwood floors. I had covered the chandeliers with plastic. They turned the lights on and melted the plastic. I asked them on Sunday when they arrived at 11:30. to cover the floors and the chandeliers before they started working. He had to put more mud on the places he had patched. He brought a heat gun to try to speed up the process which did not work. At 6:30 I told them they needed to leave. He said he would return on Monday at 7:30. I called at eight and again at 8:30. He was getting supplies and dealing with children and whether we’re his excuses. He had sent me a picture on Saturday of a traffic jam that was supposed to be slowing his arrival. The same photo was sent to me again on Sunday. Mr. Haywood only had a ladder on Friday to work on 16 foot ceilings. He does not have a truck or at least he arrived each day at my house in a car with materials tied to the roof. That was the only day he brought a ladder.He had to borrow my ladder each day. On Monday I heard a sander being used. I walk to the front of my house to find dust coming out the front door. Nothing was covered including the chandeliers which I had specifically asked to be covered. I told him to stop using the sander. As I went into the back of my house I heard the sander start up again. Mr. Haywood had no regard or respect for me or my property. The photos of the ceiling is his finished work. I would recommend anyone avoid One Stop Shop owned by Mr. Haywood. The photos of the ceiling I posted were taken today, June 24. The photos of the floors are from Monday after he left.
One Stop Shop, Where Service Is Almost ImmediatelyOne Stop Shop, Where Service Is Almost Immediately
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