Wall Repairs in Maryland

Wall Rescue is a service offered by Great Seneca Remodeling Company providing Drywall Repair to many areas in Maryland. Our wall repair service areas include but are not limited to Frederick County and Montgomery County, Howard County, Carol County, and more... Drywall repairs can often be completed in one day by using the right products and specialized tools .

In addition to patching holes in your Drywall we also offer painting of all interior surfaces. 

A typical Wall/Ceiling Repair includes:

-Prepare the hole, crack, tape, etc...
-Install a patch.
-Tape and apply Joint compound 
-Apply a 2nd and 3rd layer of joint compound.
-Sand the drywall patch
-Prime the drywall patch
-Paint the drywall patch

The Wall Rescue program takes the utmost care to protect your home when repairing walls and ceilings. We cover all affected surfaces and vacuum throughout the process, especially while sanding. In addition we use a joint compound with "Dust Control" for our final coat. This alone greatly reduced air borne dust in the home.

We also encourage Homeowners to try their hand at patching their own walls. Here are a few wall repair tips to get started:
Patching a hole in your wall can be easy, if you have the right products and the right tools. Purchasing the correct drywall patching products can be rather confusing. There are many varieties of drywall "Spackle" available. However, the word "Spackle" refers to a very light weight patching compound that would typically be used for filling a small nail hole. This is a common misconception and often leads to a very poor drywall patch. If it is a nail pop, a small hole in the wall, or a large hole in the wall. Joint compound is the correct product to use when repairing drywall. There are several types of joint compound some come pre-mixed and some come in a powdered form. For more information on Joint Compound Please read our post on Drywall Repair Tips.

When shopping in the big box home-improvement stores joint compound is located with the drywall section, not in the paint section.
Using the correct drywall knives is just as important as using the right joint compound. These knives will typically be located with the joint compound and other drywall products. They often will also have similar looking knives in the paint section as well but are not suited for finishing drywall.


Drywall repairs are very common in most homes today. Whether it's nail pops, a fist through the wall, a leaky roof causing stains, or just a piece of tape coming loose, drywall repairs cannot be avoided by today's homeowner.  Drywall repairs are especially common in areas such as Frederick Maryland where there are many new homes.  After the first year walk-through is over, unfortunately, nail pops and cracking corners will continue sometimes for up to 5 years.
When these problems occur it's time to contact wallrescue.com. For prompt, effective, and professional Drywall service in Frederick, MD wallrescue.com can handle all of your drywall  repairs. 

How to repair a nail pop in drywall

Nail pops in drywall are ugly, annoying and very common especially in newer homes. Improperly repairing a nail pop can lead to it returning shortly after the repair is finished.

Here are the steps to properly repair nail pops in drywall:
1. Add drywall screws on two sides of the nail pop to re-secure the drywall to ceiling and eliminate all movement. Screws should be set just below the drywall surface without breaking through the paper layer.
2. Scrape away all loose debris around the nail pop. Then remove nail or hammer it tight to the ceiling.
3. Now fill the nail pop and the screws you added with joint compound. For this step setting type powder joint compound should be used. Push the compound into the holes and about 3 inches around the hole then hold the knife at an 80-degree angle and scrape it off until the holes are flush with the walls
4. Sand lightly to achieve a uniform surface and feathered edges be very careful not to remove too much joint compound over the holes.
5. Now use premixed joint compound with dust control. With a 6-inch knife apply joint compound to existing patch and extend edges by 6 inches. Now, with a 10 inch knife pushing flatly (5 degrees) skim across in several directions till you achieve a smooth uniform surface
6. After the patch is dry, sand until it is smooth and all edges disappear into the existing wall.
7. Now your patch should look flat, with no lines or ridges and feel smooth to the touch. If not, then just repeat steps 4-6.
8. If all went well, you are ready for drywall primer. Use a primer that says Drywall Primer on the label for best results. Using a roller apply a generous amount of primer directly to the patch then roll a large area on and around the patch, feathering the edges into the wall

Now your nail pop is ready for final paint

Drywall Repair Tips

Drywall Repair 
One of my favorite trades is Drywall Repair, I find it quite enjoyable and relaxing. However, as with any job, there are always some parts that I could do without. These are some techniques I’ve devised and learned over the years to make even the most unpleasant parts of Drywall Repair faster, easier and less of a mess.

Sanding Drywall
I think most people who have tried it will agree that sanding drywall compound is one of the more unpleasant jobs in the industry. I certainly agree. That’s why I love many of the new products now available for drywall. At the top of the list is Drywall Compound (mud) with dust control. This product goes on smoother, sands off very easy, and best of all, the dust is very heavy and drops straight to the ground. It produces little airborne dust floating everywhere, as in the past. While this is still a very unpleasant job, Drywall Compound with dust control does make Drywall Repairs faster and easier.

Patching a hole in Drywall and painting it the same day
Here is something I used to dread. Patching a hole in drywall is easy; the hard part is waiting for it to dry. It takes multiple trips and multiple days with traditional drywall compound. The trick is to use Setting Type Drywall Compound, which has a very fast dry time. This is mud that you mix yourself. It comes in 5, 20, 45 and 90. These numbers represent the number of minutes that it is still workable.
Don't set a timer for 20 minutes and expect it to be dry and ready to sand. There are a lot of variables that go into actual dry time. For a small patch use the 5-minute compound and mix it with hot water for an extra fast drying batch. Move quickly so it doesn't harden before you finish. Then take a heat gun (a fan or a hair dryer will do) and blow air gently across the patch. When the mud turns from dark to light in color it is ready to add another coat or sand, prime, and paint as needed.

Setting type joint compound and spray on shellac 
Blocking a reoccurring water stain in Drywall
Another nagging problem can be stain blocking. Whether it’s pinesap bleeding through on a piece of trim, lipstick or crayon on a wall, or a water stain from an old leak, stains can be pesky. With several light coats of spray on shellac these stains will be blocked almost instantly with no future bleeding.