Drywall Repair Cost


How Much Does Drywall Repair Cost?

Drywall repair can be a long and complicated process. Fortunately, it's one of the least expensive home improvement projects. Some homeowners will choose to install their own drywall without hiring a contractor, but most prefer to hire a professional drywall installer to get the job done right and minimize the cost.

Nevertheless, before hiring a contractor, it’s always a good idea to know the costs you can expect.

How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Drywall?

The cost to repair a drywall can vary, be anywhere between $200 and $300 to repair a drywall, and the cost estimate factors include the following:

Drywall repair will cost 

  • material
  • equipment delivery
  • worksite preparation
  • costs for cleanup
  • labor setup time

Materials Prices

Type of Drywall Dimensions Per Sheet Added Materials Total
Fire-resistant Gypsum Drywall 4' x 8' x 1/2" $8.00 - $11.00 $1.50 - $3.00 $9.50 - $14.00
  4' x 8' x 5/8" $9.00 - $13.00 $1.50 - $3.00 $10.50 - $16.00
Water & Mold Resistant Drywall 4' x 8' x 1/2" $10.50 - $13.50 $1.8 - $3.50 $12.30 - $17.00
  4' x 8' x 5/8" $11.50 - $15.50 $1.8 - $3.50 $13.30 - $19.00

Labor Costs

Task Per 8' x 4' Sheet Per square foot Itemization
Hanging Drywall $8 - $12 $0.25 - $0.38 27%
Typing & Mudding $17 - $23 $0.53 - $0.72 53%
Sanding & Priming $6 - $9 $0.19 - $0.28 20%
Total Cost $31 - $44 $0.97 - $1.38 100%

Keep in Mind

Drywall jobs are messy and unpredictable. Many DIY experts have been left frustrated at the assumption that drywall work is a very simple thing and should be done with very little fuss or surprises. Unfortunately, drywall jobs are frequently full of surprises.

One aspect to keep in mind is that a drywall has fit against other walls that are often times not perfectly straight, or flush. Installers almost invariably have to deal with problems inside the wall that are hard to spot beforehand to the untrained eye. 

We recommend that you vet your contractor before hiring one to repair a drywall, and check for references to verify the quality of their previous work. Certified contractors will be able to get the job done in the least amount of time, and maximize your savings too.

Installation Cost Factors

The main variable determining the cost of your repair will be complications specific to the job, especially regarding the shape of the house or area. Any peculiarities to it can cause the contractor to have to take special measures to adapt. Arches, beveled corners, cornices, built-in shelving and any other anomalies will set back the work and raise the price of labor. You should also expect to pay more for complex or rushed projects.

How To Get a Free Estimate

To receive the best possible value on your drywall repair project, tie up any related projects into one by getting estimates from at least two professionals, and allow yourself to be flexible about scheduling the work on your project.

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