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How To Clean Up Drywall Damage Before Moving Out Of An Apartment

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If you've hung picture frames or shelving on your walls, it's likely that there are going to be some holes leftover once they've been removed. Before moving out of an apartment, you'll want to take care of any drywall damage so that you won't be charged for damage to the unit. By following the steps below, you can take care of any damage to your drywall before moving out without any complications.

Carefully Remove Any Nails

The first thing you'll need to do to avoid damaging your drywall is taking care when removing any nails from the walls. If you get sloppy while removing nails and picture hangers, you could end up causing a bigger hole in the walls than necessary. For this reason, you'll need to slowly pull out any nails and avoid wiggling them so that the drywall can stay intact.  

Assess the Amount of Damage

Before moving on to covering up damage, you'll benefit by looking into how large the holes are. By knowing how significant the damage is, you can choose the right products that will help take care of it without the need for stopping at the store for more supplies.

Pick Up the Right Supplies

There are a few products that are always going to be necessary for taking care of drywall damage caused by nails. To start, you'll want light sandpaper, putty designed to be used on drywall, and a knife to smooth the putty once applied.

Finish the Job with Touch-Up Paint

After the damage has been concealed, the walls should be repainted where the putty has been applied. Touch-up paint is relatively easy to take care of and will help make the damage to your walls practically non-existent.  

Patch the Drywall Weeks Before Moving

With all the work involved with moving out of an apartment, it can be easy to let drywall repairs wait until the last few days. The problem with this is that the putty needs time to dry, along with the touch-up paint that will need to be applied afterwards. By taking care of drywall damage a few weeks before your planned move, you won't need to rush later.

While it's easy to take care of minor damage done to the drywall in your apartment unit, you may need to contact your landlord for more serious repair work, requiring a professional like those at Zip Drywall. By taking care of the minor damage, you won't need to pay a lot of money in repairs to your landlord upon moving out. 

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17 February 2015