Here's a sample of some of the completed jobs we've done, Some Poor Repairs we've come across, as well as some texture samples. Click the images to view the larger version.
Note that I now teach how to do these textures on my Youtube channel at: www.thatkiltedguy.video
This is the style I created, and my most popular texture
This is a smoother skip trowel style. We'll call this Smooth skip trowel style #1
To save money on texture changes, we can put a new skip trowel texture right over the top of some other textures, and it looks great.
We'll call this skip trowel texture #2
This is a unique texture, seen in some of the nicer homes in our area. It's done with a special tool and techique.
If you like a heavy texture, this Brocade style can fit the bill.
This is a variation of an orange peel texture that is applied with a finer spray, and thinner mud, but more of it.
Here's an example of a larger remodel repair we've done. This is just getting started, and not finished.
Ok, I don't have a before picture, but there was a section cut out about 3'x5' right around this vent. You can see that after, it looks like new. We did the drywall and paint.
Here's the after photo of the bathroom ceiling repair. I did paint it also.
Here's the before picture of a damaged bathroom ceiling.
There was a crack running diagonal up the wall, from the corner of this door trim. You can't see it because it's matched perfectly and painted.
Another small texture match
Here you can see another example of how we can perfectly match your texture.
An example of how we can match textures.
We can get rid of an old texture you no longer like. We can leave it smooth or change it to any texture you like.
Removing your popcorn ceiling can have a dramatic effect on the look of your home, if it's done right.
I rarely have to sand my work, as I put it on smooth to start with. But on larger jobs, we may need to sand and then we try to use this Drywall sander/vacuum combo which reduces about 99% of the dust.
Bad repairs by others
I post these to show you what can go wrong if you don't hire the right person. Research them on google, facebook, and through friend referrals 1st.
Ok, this looks bad, yes. And it's just started you say, and yes. But the problem is it's done with the wrong drywall mud. Using the wrong mud with Mesh Tape will result in a failure down the road. I see this mistake ALL THE TIME by handymen, painters and novices.
This is someone I know, who is trying to learn drywall repairs. But they tried something that didn't work, due to the lack of experience.
This was a renters attempt at repairing their own wall. A repair like this is worse than no repair at all and they still lost part of their deposit.
This is just another example of someone without the experience Required to do a quality drywall repair.
There's several reasons this came out so poorly, but lack of experience and a dedication to matching and blending textures is one big reason.
A subcontractor damaged their wall and said he could fix it. He did this work, and then even painted over it.
This was in an apartment we were hired to work on. My repair came out perfect, but I had to leave this old one alone. This is an example of typical handyman work.
Here, a 'Friend' said he could fix all the damage to this persons ceiling. This was his 'completed' work. We fixed it right.
This customers contractor put in new doors and windows and said he could fix the drywall too. We fixed it right after he was done.
The same contractor who put in doors and windows, did this work too.
Here, a customer with a Million dollar property, and a gorgeous home had us bid this repair. They hired someone else, then paid us to come in a fix it right, which cost them probably 3 times as much in the end. Get it done right, the 1st time.
Folks, it takes MANY years to get good at repairs. It took me over 20 years to get as good as I am, so a handyman or painter, can not do a quality job most of the time.