Bulging Drywall: 3 Common Causes and How We Can Fix Them
Unsightly bulges in your drywall and visible seams can really detract from the beauty of a room. Fortunately, we can fix these problems for you. In today’s article, Complete Custom Painting, the top painting company in our local area, explains what causes bulging drywall and visible seams and explains how we can fix these problems.
Improper Use of Joint Compound
Bulging drywall seams can be caused by a poor drywall installation. The joint between drywall panels must be covered with compound in a specific way in order for it to disappear after the drywall is painted. This joint must be covered in a series of layers, with each layer wider than the last. Fortunately, we can fix this by applying a skim coat of compound over the entire wall. This will create a flat-looking surface.
Screws That Were Driven Too Deep
Screws that are driven too deep into a sheet of drywall can tear the paper and damage the interior core. Joint compound that’s applied over this damage can cause the drywall to swell. As a siding painting and interior painting expert, we can remove the offending screw and then drive new screws into the stud in the right locations. We can then remove the damaged paper and gypsum around the old screw and fill the holes with joint compound. Next, we cover the two new screws and then sand, prime and paint the drywall.
Missing screws can also cause drywall to bulge. We can fix this problem by just using a few screws. We’ll remove the offending screw and then drive a new drywall screw roughly 1 1/2 inches away on each side of the offending screw. We’ll make sure to insert the screws so that the head sinks a bit below the surface of the drywall, making a dimple. We’ll then cover the screws, sand the wall, finally prime and paint to hide the repair.
You can rely on our company for all of your ceiling painting and other interior painting needs. Complete Custom Painting puts as much care into the work we do on our customers’ homes as we would into our own. Our crews are committed to excellence and they focus on performing the highest quality work possible on each job we undertake. We never cut corners. Call us at (651) 336-0561 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote.