Drywall Repair and Texturing

Find a drywall repairer near Arlington, VA

Find a drywall repairer near Arlington, VA

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Drywall Repairers near Arlington, VA

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 Arlington drywall repairers
Thumbtack Customer
Great! Excellent plumbing and drywall repair.
DC HandymanDC Handyman
Alison U.
Great job repairing and painting drywall
Tko RestorationTko Restoration
Richard D.
Very responsive and did a great job repairing drywall at reasonable price
Detailed Home ImprovementDetailed Home Improvement
John M.
Was able to come on short notice, excellent work for drywall repairs where a wall was removed!
Carlos & Son Home Improvement LLCCarlos & Son Home Improvement LLC
Lauren B.
Wilmer did a good job repairing the drywall in our bathroom and installed this access panel. We had a massive hole here from a plumbing repair earlier this year. W&J was flexible when we needed to switch days/times.
Doug K.
Regulo was great at getting in touch quickly, and was able to begin work quickly. He replaced 1/4 of our bedroom ceiling and you would never know it was done. Other drywall repair was similarly good and painting was great. Will call him up again if we have another drywall project.
Regulo CruzRegulo Cruz
Doug B.
I chose OikoSystems as they responded promptly for a quote and fully understood the scope of r there repair. They were at the door as scheduled, repaired the drywall, and went the extra mile by purchasing the primer and paint and finishing the repair far beyond what I had expected. The repair area was so well performed that no one could possibly determine where the repair was made. The area was left perfectly clean and restored. OikoSystems is the most professional firm I've had the privilege to work with. They have my highest possible recommendation.
OikoSystems, LLCOikoSystems, LLC
Regulo and his team went above and beyond on my drywall repair/painting project. They were fast, efficient, and made sure everything looked good as new before they were finished. I can’t recommend them enough!
Regulo CruzRegulo Cruz
Amanda S.
Miguel was amazing at follow up as I had a bunch go on after I posted the job. We are aged to be present and showed up abs had all he needed to do the drywall repair. I thought I had paint but I didn’t so he went to Home Depot and got the paint and finished the job! I’ll use him again for my repairs!
Mas.Paintservice LLCMas.Paintservice LLC
Stephanie V.
This review is in regards to Nick's responsiveness to my initial project inquiry. It is really important for a contractor to respond within a reasonable time period. In this manner, Nick was professional in his response to my issue, and provided detailed information regarding pricing and the work needed to be done for my dry wall repair project. I would recommend reaching out to Arlington Drywall for assessments and quotes in similar house projects.
Arlington Drywall, LLCArlington Drywall, LLC
Jessica R.
I hired Antonio to repair/patch two holes in my ceiling drywall that were left by our electrician. Antonio provided excellent service at an affordable price. I highly recommend him for all of your handyman needs. His drywall patching and paint both look great. His attention to detail is very clear. I also appreciate how respectful he was of my home - he was very careful to use a drop cloth and ensure that none of my furniture or home was damaged in the process. The before and after picture below is of the larger of the two patches in my hallway --- I can't even see where the hole was. Thank you again, Antonio!
Antonio Gonzalez LLCAntonio Gonzalez LLC
Stephanie V.
This review is in regards to Kelvin's responsiveness to my initial inquiry. It is really important for a contractor to respond within a reasonable time period. Kelvin was professional in his response to my issue, and provided a detailed and reasonable quote to my drywall repair project. I went with another contractor because I had an opportunity to have an in-person interview with them and felt comfortable with the labor and cost offered for the project. Both Kelvin's and the other contractor's quotes and assessments were on par with each other. I would definitely recommend reaching out to Kelvin for assessments and quotes in similar house projects.
Gifted HandsGifted Hands
Jared K.
After several big electrical projects, we needed many holes and cuts in our ceilings and walls patched and primed for future painting. JC Handyman provided a quick, very competitive quote based on some pictures, and had a team out less than a week later. Daniel and his partner handled the project over two days: the first, patching the holes across seven rooms; the second, sanding and applying plaster (and for one room, painting the walls). The end result looks great. We will definitely reach out to JC Handyman again in the future for any drywall repair needs, as well as anything else that they handle.
JC Home Renovations, LLCJC Home Renovations, LLC
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.