Hanging drywall is one of the toughest skills to master, and patching is something that is near impossible to perfect. The material is attached to the wall studs, or the ceiling joists using screws. The sheets are held together with tape and a joint compound called mud. The mud helps to conceal the tape seams between sheets and over screw heads to create a smooth canvas for texture and paint.
About DRYWALL Repairs
A note about drywall repairs with textured surfaces. While we do our best to match existing textures as closely as possible, the chances of accurately matching an existing drywall finish, or texture, depend on the technique used to apply it.
Some techniques result in texture patterns that are relatively easy to copy, while others produce irregular patterns that are not as easy. Patterns produced with a drywall knife including knockdown / skip trowel can be particularly difficult to duplicate because individuals tend to have idiosyncratic approaches to using these tools.
Wall and ceiling textures are used to finish interior surfaces, and help hide tape seams or other imperfections. There are 4 types of texture that you may see on walls or ceilings; Smooth, Popcorn, Orange peel, Knockdown / Skip trowel. It helps to know which style you have in your home when you need a repair. This bit of information ahead of time allows the technician to bring the proper tools and materials to finish the job.