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Drywall  /  July 25, 2023

Ottawa Handyman: Essential Drywall Maintenance Tips


Certain components of your home need to be properly maintained so you don’t have to invest in expensive repairs or replacements frequently. One area that needs attention in the form of a maintenance schedule is your drywall. Some of us take our pristine walls and ceilings for granted and don’t think about maintenance tasks. When you work with the contractors at the Handyman Connection, you get our wide range of knowledge and expertise in sanding drywall Ottawa style. We also can help you maintain the style and structure of your walls and ceiling.

Maintain the Beauty of Your Walls

After spending money on new drywall installation, there are several things you can do to keep your walls and ceilings looking sleek and flawless. Most of these maintenance tasks are simple and fast, and the payoff for investing in regular maintenance could be huge. If you follow our guidelines for drywall maintenance, you can get more life out of your drywall and avoid having to replace it too soon due to certain problems. Here are our tips for maintaining your drywall:

Dust and Clean Your Walls Regularly

The first tip is something easy that any homeowner can do on a regular basis, cleaning the walls. Add the walls to your standard weekly cleaning routine and keep them fresh and dirt-free. Be sure to wipe your walls weekly to clear away cobwebs and dust. Next, wash your walls to clear away any other grime or residue. When you wash your walls, you must follow the drywall manufacturer’s guidelines with the type of cleaning solution you use, sponge material and amount of water.

Use Water-Resistant Primer

The next tip to follow for gorgeous walls is to make sure your drywall has a coating of water-resistant primer. If your drywall installer skipped this step, reach out to the Handyman Connection to get this essential step squared away. Water-resistant primer paint helps give your drywall an additional layer of protection against moisture and water from your home. If your home has higher humidity levels or if the drywall is in the bathroom or kitchen, this can help prevent mould and mildew from forming and damaging the drywall.

Keep Furniture From Bumping Up Against the Wall

Your furniture layout also makes an impact on the condition of your walls. When arranging your furniture, be sure to keep pieces from bumping up against your drywall. Make sure large furniture pieces, such as couches, tables and recliners, aren’t leaning against the drywall. Ensure dining room or kitchen chairs aren’t too close to the wall. Furniture that is constantly rubbing up against the drywall could cause marks and slight damage that is unsightly and problematic.

Hire a Pro for Your Drywall Replacement or Repair

Finally, the most important tip is to hire a pro to install or repair your drywall. Some ambitious homeowners try to hang drywall themselves and get caught up in the intensity of the process after putting it in place. When they are done, the drywall may be uneven or messy. Our pros have mastered the art of wet sanding drywall and dry sanding drywall to perfection. The workmanship and quality you get from a professional drywall installer are worth the cost.

Experts in Sanding Drywall Ottawa

There are many steps in the drywall installation process that can go wrong if you try to DIY it. Let the team at the Handyman Connection take on this daunting task and give you beautiful walls without the hassle. We can also give you maintenance tips and repair services if your drywall has unevenness or holes in it.

Learn more about how we create seamless looks with our drywall services by reaching out to our pros today. Contact the Handyman Connection to start your drywall maintenance routine and get more value out of your home improvement plan.

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