Top 10 Drywall Contractors in Palo Alto, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Futuras
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
(698)
Futuras Builders is a General construction & painting company in Daly City. They provide home remodels alterations kitchen remodel , bathroom remodels, additions fences & deck, painting, staining, trim work, and deck proofing as well as other services. The United States Environmental Protection A...Read more about Futuras
Futuras Builders is a General construction & painting company in Daly City. They provide home remodels alterations kitchen remodel , bathroom remodels, additions fences & deck, painting, staining, trim work, and deck proofing as well as other services. The United States Environmental Protection A...Read more about Futuras
Porch Pro Headshot 2MANCREW
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
(72)
"Matt was very responsive and easy to communicate with by email, text, and phone. He gave us a quote sight unseen from a description of the number and size of drywall areas that needed to be replaced and textured. He matched our existing texture very well. He offered to work on Sunday and arrived pr...Read more about 2MANCREW
"Matt was very responsive and easy to communicate with by email, text, and phone. He gave us a quote sight unseen from a description of the number and size of drywall areas that needed to be replaced and textured. He matched our existing texture very well. He offered to work on Sunday and arrived pr...Read more about 2MANCREW
Porch Pro Headshot Shefer Builder inc
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
(67)
"I had just completed 15 different meetings with 15 different general contractors serving the area to renovate an existing 1,100 square ft. Ranch style home and build 530 square foot addition to the rear. I know that this would not be an easy task and had many quality contractors to choose from. How...Read more about Shefer Builder inc
"I had just completed 15 different meetings with 15 different general contractors serving the area to renovate an existing 1,100 square ft. Ranch style home and build 530 square foot addition to the rear. I know that this would not be an easy task and had many quality contractors to choose from. How...Read more about Shefer Builder inc
Porch Pro Headshot Balderas Painting
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
(17)
HELLO! THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO LOOK AT MY PROFILE. I OWN MY OWN FAMILY OPERATED PAINTING BUSINESS. I HAVE BEEN IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS FOR 15 YEARS. I DO INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING, STAIN, DRYWALL, REMOVE POPCORN CEILING, AND TEXTURE. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY PAGE FOR PICTURES OF SOME OF...Read more about Balderas Painting
HELLO! THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO LOOK AT MY PROFILE. I OWN MY OWN FAMILY OPERATED PAINTING BUSINESS. I HAVE BEEN IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS FOR 15 YEARS. I DO INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING, STAIN, DRYWALL, REMOVE POPCORN CEILING, AND TEXTURE. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY PAGE FOR PICTURES OF SOME OF...Read more about Balderas Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Jcremodeling
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
(13)
Hello I offering my handyman service with 16 years of experience you can call me to my cell 4152463704 thanks
Hello I offering my handyman service with 16 years of experience you can call me to my cell 4152463704 thanks
Porch Pro Headshot DW Salata Drywall
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
Dan Salata established his business in 1985, he has experience in all types of construction. His emphasis is strongly dedicated to drywall construction. He enjoys design and bringing new ideas to the trade.
Dan Salata established his business in 1985, he has experience in all types of construction. His emphasis is strongly dedicated to drywall construction. He enjoys design and bringing new ideas to the trade.
Porch Pro Headshot New Era Building Co.
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
Hello I offer my handyman services to the Bay Area with great construction background and remodeling experience. Offering great pricing and will work with your budget. Roofing Tile / laminate flooring Sheetrock repair & installation Paint interior & exterior Lighting fixtures & outlets
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Hello I offer my handyman services to the Bay Area with great construction background and remodeling experience. Offering great pricing and will work with your budget. Roofing Tile / laminate flooring Sheetrock repair & installation Paint interior & exterior Lighting fixtures & outlets
Porch Pro Headshot INNOVATION PLUMBING AND ROOTER
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
Innovation plumbing and Rooter serving San Francisco and all Bay area, Professional Plumbers to your service.
Innovation plumbing and Rooter serving San Francisco and all Bay area, Professional Plumbers to your service.
Porch Pro Headshot Best Area Home Improvements
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
(1)
Best Area Home Improvements is a quality-focused business serving the San Jose area. We are a licensed General Contractor ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations. We have over 19 years of experience to bring to you and your home. check reviews and history at https://www.yelp.com/biz/bes...Read more about Best Area Home Improvements
Best Area Home Improvements is a quality-focused business serving the San Jose area. We are a licensed General Contractor ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations. We have over 19 years of experience to bring to you and your home. check reviews and history at https://www.yelp.com/biz/bes...Read more about Best Area Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Allen Drywall & Assoc Inc
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
Rocky Allen has been in the drywall industry for over 35 years, forming his first company in 1977. He has worked in every type of construction environment, beginning his business working out of his garage and truck. In 1988, he and his wife Julie formed Allen Drywall & Associates, Inc. The company e...Read more about Allen Drywall & Assoc Inc
Rocky Allen has been in the drywall industry for over 35 years, forming his first company in 1977. He has worked in every type of construction environment, beginning his business working out of his garage and truck. In 1988, he and his wife Julie formed Allen Drywall & Associates, Inc. The company e...Read more about Allen Drywall & Assoc Inc

Frequently asked questions about drywall contractors

In the construction of a new building, the drywall contractor is one of the last tradespeople to work on the project since they are the people who frame and hang the drywall to create the walls and ceilings. Residential drywall contractors may be responsible for subdividing a room or repairing existing drywall in a house.

Aside from installing the drywall panels, a residential drywall contractor is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Cleaning and preparing the drywall before installation
  • Mixing plaster compounds
  • Measuring, cutting, and positioning the panels
  • Mudding over screws and joists
  • Taping and mudding over seams
  • Scraping away the excess compound and allowing it to dry
  • Sanding away blemishes
  • Applying a spray finish
  • Cleaning up the dust and mess

Drywall contractors are often subcontracted through the general contractor. They are exclusively responsible for installing and preparing the drywall.

Hiring a local drywall contractor will give ensure your project will be built the correct way and come in on budget through:

  • Expertise. A good drywall contractor will have years of expertise and knowledge to use the correct materials for any given job and work with maximum efficiency.
  • Tools and Materials. Drywall contractors already own the correct tools and compounds for their job, so everything they might need is at their disposal.
  • Time and Money. Through their years of experience, drywall repair contractors will have honed their methods and skill to a point where they can work fast and well. This expertise saves you money and ensures the job is done as quickly as possible.
  • Clean up. As part of their job, drywall contractors are expected to clean up the dust and mess when they finish, allowing you to have a flawless finish after painting or wallpapering.

To contrast the benefits of hiring a professional, there are a couple of solid reasons to handle the job yourself if you have the ability:

  • Labor. If you’re going the DIY route, you won’t have to pay labor costs, reducing your project budget substantially.
  • Scheduling. You can do the work on your schedule, meaning that you won’t have contractors going through your home at awkward times.
  • Learning. Each project teaches you something, even if you already know what to do. This is the knowledge you can add to your DIY repertoire.

Yes, it is perfectly OK to put new drywall panels over existing panels. In fact, installing drywall over old panels is cheaper than removing and replacing them, and it has the benefit of adding extra soundproofing and insulation. However, when they have mold on them, the wiring or insulation needs updating, and the drywall is falling apart, it is best to remove the old panels.

Installing an entire layer of drywall can present some challenges since you’re adding another ¼” thickness to the wall. This can cause recesses on door and window trim as well as outlets. It can also affect how items are attached to your walls and how some of your fixtures might function.

In the case of repairing damaged drywall, it’s easy enough to make minor repairs yourself. For larger repairs, it’s best to hire a professional.

Hiring residential drywall contractors will save you in the long run as:

  • They already have all the necessary tools.
  • They know the correct thickness of panel to use.
  • They can work faster and more efficiently.
  • They can produce a blemish-free finish.

Hiring a quality residential drywall contractor requires a certain amount of homework on your part.

You can take a few steps to ensure you don’t end up with poor quality:

  • Decide what you want. You’ll need to hammer out your expectations and identify the problem areas in your project before engaging a contractor.
  • Make a list. Ask yourself: “Are there drywall contractors near me?” Create a list of the drywall contractors in your area.
  • Questions. Write down a few questions to ask the contractors on your list. These should include questions about cost, the expected length of the job, what other jobs they have done, and so on.
  • Contact and Interview. Contact the contractors on your list and ask them your questions. You may need to set up a separate time to interview them.
  • Get a quote. Some residential drywall contractors prefer to view the job site before they give a quote concerning cost and expected time frame.
  • Check references. Always ask for references from previous customers and call those references. A good contractor will be able to provide a few.
  • Look at their past work. This will allow you to get an impression of their quality.
  • Make sure they are licensed and insured. A license is an assurance of quality, so look for licensed drywall contractors. No matter how good a contractor is, accidents can happen. A properly insured contractor will be able to cover any potential damage that can occur as a result of faulty materials.

By doing your due diligence first, you’ll end up with a quality drywalling job.

Hanging drywall can be a tricky process that requires a healthy amount of experience and a few specialized tools.

Here are the steps needed to hang drywall:

  • Prepare the Drywall Sheets. Before placing any sheets, measure the area and mark where you’ll place them. If the sheet doesn’t extend to the ceiling, it should at least end at the center of a joist.
  • Drywall the ceiling. With an assistant or a lift, make sure one end is flush with the wall while the other edges are at right angles with the frame. Secure the sheet with five evenly spaced screws.
  • Cut drywall for the walls. Measure the wall width and cut the sheet to 1/4” shorter. Have your assistant prop the sheet tight against the ceiling.
  • Install on the wall. Make sure the first board will end up centered on a stud. Have your assistant hold the sheet tightly against the ceiling and the adjacent wall while you fasten the sheet in place.
  • Cut doors, windows, and outlets. Remove the trim around the door or window and cut a hole in the drywall with the same measurements as the window or door. Using a jab saw, cut out the shape. Secure the drywall in place using five screws on each side.
  • Secure at the corners. Using a jab saw, trim the drywall in the corners after hanging the sheet. This will give it a tight fit.
  • Apply lightweight drywall compound and tape. Cover the screws with compound, and evenly apply the tape at the joints. Once the tape is laid, cover it with compound and sand once it is dry. You can paint when the drywall is smoothed out.

Since drywalling can be challenging to manage, hiring a contractor is a good idea. That way, you can be assured they have the right tools, experience, and insurance in case of a mishap.

Hanging drywall properly requires a certain amount of finesse, so it stands to reason that it’s possible to do a lousy job. Discuss your expectations with your local drywall contractor to stop errors before they start. Having said that, poor workmanship can still happen, especially if the drywall is in a residence.

Here are the three most common drywall mistakes, including how to repair them:

  • Rough surface. Residential drywalling should be smooth, so a rough surface indicates poor workmanship. Ridges of the compound on the drywall can be sanded, but bumpy tape will need to be pulled off and redone.
  • Visible nail or screw holes. One or two holes can be repaired with a joint compound, but a larger number of holes can mean the drywall was poorly installed. In this case, you may need to remove and rehang the panel.
  • Mess. Drywall contractors will usually clean up the drywall dust after sanding since the dust can interfere with paint or primer application. Repairing this mistake will require stripping and reapplying the paint.

Recent reviews for Palo Alto Drywall Contractors

103343

Jorge was great - on time, clean, quick, and did a GREAT job. Thanks so much!

- Maya Kaczorowski
160843

It was easy to work with Shefer Builder for our kitchen remodeling. Our project manager idan was extremely helpful in helping us refine our ideas, idan and his team did a great job on the project which started and ended as scheduled. We had a final walk-t...

- Ban Lamar
160849

Professional company highly recommends! I have very old hause from the 1920’ it’s was difficult to find company that can make you professional job and finish on the time the project, we did big renovation for the house and after i review a few contractors...

- Mike Chien
178295

Toby and his teams excellent work on repainting our family home may make us customers for life. Job well done!

- Francine Ward
158296

Armando Came and fixed drywall and painted my living room and bedrooms, excellent work, very clean and professional, will highly recommend and hire for future works.

- Napoleon Ayala
181110

Great Service , Affordable pricing, very professional and clean. will highly recommend

- Napoleon Ayala

All Drywall Contractors in Palo Alto, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Chuck's Handyman Service
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
I am the Owner of Chuck's Handyman Services serving Santa Cruz County. Check my website at: http://Handyman-Chuck.com for a listing of our services. I have an excellent reputation and over fifty references in just the last year.
I am the Owner of Chuck's Handyman Services serving Santa Cruz County. Check my website at: http://Handyman-Chuck.com for a listing of our services. I have an excellent reputation and over fifty references in just the last year.
Porch Pro Headshot MrFixIt Handyman & Construction Services
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
I provide personal handyman and construction services throughout the SF/Bay area for anyone needing home related repairs and new construction services. I am very skilled in all areas of work including, but not limited to, foundation work, frame work, plumbing, electrical, deck builds and repair, rem...Read more about MrFixIt Handyman & Construction Services
I provide personal handyman and construction services throughout the SF/Bay area for anyone needing home related repairs and new construction services. I am very skilled in all areas of work including, but not limited to, foundation work, frame work, plumbing, electrical, deck builds and repair, rem...Read more about MrFixIt Handyman & Construction Services
Porch Pro Headshot Stella General Contracting Services
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
Stella General Contracting Services is a general contractor that provides quality construction, renovation, remodel, and reconstruction services. We are based in Foster City and proudly serve the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
Stella General Contracting Services is a general contractor that provides quality construction, renovation, remodel, and reconstruction services. We are based in Foster City and proudly serve the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
Porch Pro Headshot Peninsula Drywall
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
Peninsula Drywall is a non-union, customer oriented, price competitive company that prides itself in offering the highest quality of service to owner/builders. This includes quick bids, excellent reputation for job-site cleanliness, finishing quality and project on-time delivery. Most of our busines...Read more about Peninsula Drywall
Peninsula Drywall is a non-union, customer oriented, price competitive company that prides itself in offering the highest quality of service to owner/builders. This includes quick bids, excellent reputation for job-site cleanliness, finishing quality and project on-time delivery. Most of our busines...Read more about Peninsula Drywall
Porch Pro Headshot John R. Licking DDS
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
John R. Licking DDS mission is to provide a lifetime of oral health and wellness for you, your family, and your friends. Our policy is to educate you on how to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums and will always spend enough time with each patient so that we can share this knowledge with you...Read more about John R. Licking DDS
John R. Licking DDS mission is to provide a lifetime of oral health and wellness for you, your family, and your friends. Our policy is to educate you on how to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums and will always spend enough time with each patient so that we can share this knowledge with you...Read more about John R. Licking DDS
Porch Pro Headshot Oscar Perez Construction
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
Oscar Perez Construction is located in Redwood City, CA. We specialize in remodeling service, tile installation and many other services.Contact us if you have any questions. Remodeler;Remodeling;Remodeling Contractor;interior painting;exterior painting;Door repair;Window Repair;siding installation;C...Read more about Oscar Perez Construction
Oscar Perez Construction is located in Redwood City, CA. We specialize in remodeling service, tile installation and many other services.Contact us if you have any questions. Remodeler;Remodeling;Remodeling Contractor;interior painting;exterior painting;Door repair;Window Repair;siding installation;C...Read more about Oscar Perez Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Peñas Landscaping / home remodeling
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
We are a Family own business, we give Great discounts on all types of jobs including Senior discounts as well! Our business works on Both Outside home landscaping and Indoor home remodeling! 🌿
We are a Family own business, we give Great discounts on all types of jobs including Senior discounts as well! Our business works on Both Outside home landscaping and Indoor home remodeling! 🌿
Porch Pro Headshot Captain Tiki Handyman Service
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
Porch Pro Headshot Marlop Realty Inc
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
Porch Pro Headshot Rudy's Painting
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
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Porch Pro Headshot TK Construction Services
Drywall Contractors
Serves Palo Alto, California
Our company specializes in residential remodels and commercial Tenant improvement s. We been doing g business inMor Cal for over 10 years. Weoffer quality services at affordable prices.
Our company specializes in residential remodels and commercial Tenant improvement s. We been doing g business inMor Cal for over 10 years. Weoffer quality services at affordable prices.

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