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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 Fairfax drywall repairers
Thumbtack Customer
We had My Construction Services repair a hole in some drywall, and when the technician was finished, he had done a wonderful job on the drywall replacement AND had repaired two other areas of the drywall! Totally pleased!
My Construction ServicesMy Construction Services
Sean K.
I needed drywall repaired in a bathroom after removing the previous vanity and the work was done quickly and professionally. After a quick coat of paint, the wall looks as good as new.
Morales Home improvement LLCMorales Home improvement LLC
Thumbtack Customer
JM Home Repair Service did an outstanding job for me when I had to have my drywall repaired. Jaime was able to arrange his day so that the work could be done on my schedule, showed up when he said that he would and was very professional. Thank you JM Home Repair!!!
JM Home ServicesJM Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Our company wires existing homes for audio and video systems. We would either try to repair the drywall ourselves or leave it up to our customers to find someone to repair and paint. I decided that it would be in our best interest to be able to offer a single source for both the wiring, the products, and the drywall repair that was required. We selected Dave because it has great reviews and, not only does he do exceptional work, his great work and professionalism are a positive reflection on the services that we provide to our many very satisfied clients in the metro DC area.
Drywall Repair Plus Handyman ServicesDrywall Repair Plus Handyman Services
Jeff B.
The price was low, and they could get to my project quickly. However the quality of the work is definitely lacking. I hired them to do some drywall patching and repair. Drywall compound has failed in parts of the ceiling, after waiting a week for it to dry. Other sections of drywall are noticeably poorly done. Aside from the quality of the work, something that really annoys me is when contractors use your tools or supplies without asking. This crew decided to use an expensive piece of hardwood transition as a straight edge for cutting drywall. Not only is this unprofessional and annoying, but the space where they were working literally had metal straight edges specifically for this type of work. They could have grabbed that, but no, they used the transition piece which I now have to replace. I would not recommend this company.
D&B Drywall and paintingD&B Drywall and painting
Sandy H.
Sam and his team were a lifesaver by responding quickly to our need to restore a condo in need of repair from water damage. The water damage had displaced a renter and every day passed meant another day with no home for the renter and lost rental income for the owner. Sam and team juggled schedules and worked extended hours to complete the list of projects required to get the condo ship shape. This included drywall repair, woodwork/trim replacement, and extensive painting, as well as light fixture and window blind installations. Sam was accessible the entire time, their workmanship was high quality and their work ethic was strong. I highly recommend this company and plan to use them again in the future!
SR Home Improvements LLcSR Home Improvements LLc
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