Find a drywall repairer near Albany, NY

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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.

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.

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 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. 

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.

Reviews for Albany drywall repairers
Nick H.
Homeowners BEWARE. Andrew W. the king of excuses. I'm sure his response will be filled with them. Just look at the other reviews and google his name. Sorry for the long post below. Hired him to repair some water damaged drywall. Make sure to get everything in writing from him, including start dates/times. On day one he showed up almost 3 hours late (he was "sick"). I had to call him to even get a response to when he'd eventually show up. On day two, he never showed up (partly because I had to fire him). I had to call him twice to figure out where he was again. When I finally got through to him 1.5 hours after he was supposed to show up, I told him not to bother as he was too unreliable and we didn't trust him anymore. This is where the fun began... On the call day two where I had to fire him, we agreed to a price that I would pay him for the half day of work he put in on day one. We also agreed to a time when he'd show up to pick up his tools that he left at my house overnight. Once he arrived (surprise, late again), he went absolutely crazy. Started yelling, swearing and throwing/launching all of his tools into his truck. He then ripped up the check for the agreed upon amount and threw it at me. He started demanding all sorts of money 3 different amounts within his 10 minute childish tirade. He then followed up with a phone call threatening putting a mechanics lien on my home unless we paid a new amount that he came up with. Again, all I tried doing was pay him the amount we agreed upon in a phone call when he showed up at my house. He went back on that amount and said I "pressured" him into the amount while he was driving (he was supposed to be at my house, not driving). It's sad because I really feel like he could have done a great job. However, I feel that he is a loose cannon and completely unreliable. Good luck.
Bader-Lueki Industries, LLC
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