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Plaster Repair and Drywall Repair

Our willingness to tackle the challenges of wall or ceiling repair and painting sets Carrigan Painting apart from many other painters.

Damaged plaster or drywall can be very intimidating for homeowners. Most painters do not like to repair drywall or plaster and would prefer to avoid it. At Carrigan Painting we welcome the challenge! Every plaster patch and drywall patch is unique and has different obstacles. Wall repair and ceiling repair often presents unique challenges for painting contractors. Dust containment and debris removal is important. The photo above is water damaged plaster. The chemical process is called efflorescence. The image below is how much came off. Facebook has the finished photos. It would be very difficult and time consuming to duplicate this repair using drywall.

After successfully identifying and repairing the leak in your ceiling, don't hesitate to contact us. We offer a free consultation to guide you through the process of restoring and repairing your ceiling.

We prime all of our repair work, to ensure it looks amazing

Plaster Repair & Drywall Repair

With decades of experience dealing with water damaged ceiling drywall and plaster, we have developed techniques which allows us to handle these types of repairs quickly and safely. We cover the entire room and all belongings with new plastic sheeting and drop cloths. We never re-use plastic from the last job. Then we will often create a 'box' around the ceiling repair to help contain the dust and dirt. Drywall repair is often pretty straight forward. However when it involves water damage it can become a bit more involved.


We also repair cracks in walls and ceilings. Small cracks, hairline cracks are typically the result of natural movement of the structure (Buffalo winters), wind storms, the occasional blizzard. Large open cracks however signify substantial movement. For example around your fireplace in your living room or bedroom. Our method of repairing drywall cracks, and plaster cracks has a 95% success rate. If it re-cracks after our method, the crack can not be repaired.

Ceiling Water Damage Repair

Most of the time, water damaged plaster, appears smaller than it actually is. Often, we wont know how big it will get, til we actually get into it. What often happens is the finish coat of plaster will peal off the base coat around the damaged area with a putty knife. So while the direct damage may appear small to the unintiated, the actual repair can be much larger. This is why its so important to hire those who work with this on a regualr basis. It is very easy for the novice to get in over their head, which is why many painting contractors will avoid plaster repair and drywall repair all together.

What if we find Mold?

We do not offer any mold mitigation services. Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover mold mitigation. Mold requires special training, expensive insurance, and licensing to be done correctly and safely.

Priming & Painting

We prime all of our repair work. We do this because it shows us the imperfections in our work. (We are not perfect but we try our best) New plaster, and water stains require an oil based primer. Many people wrongly assume that you can prime 10 day old fresh plaster with shellac primer. From actual experience I can tell you this is false. Oil based primer is required for all new plaster less than 28 days old. It usually dries with in 30 minutes and then the odor is gone. All of our latex house paints are zero V.O.C.

Skim Coating

We do offer skim coating services. This is very labor intensive, and often involves a considerable amount of dust. Our skim coating services include priming.

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5 Star Rated

We are rated 5 stars because we take care of our clients


We carry $2,000,000 in liability, and all employees on site are covered with Workmans Compensation Insurance as required by NYS.

We honor our Contract

We honor the price on our Contract so there are no surprises!

Carrigan Painting

The 3-Step Project

  • Step 1

    Schedule Consultation

    We need to actually see the proposed work in person to give the most accurate bid. Pictures can hide a lot.

  • Step 2

    Schedule the Work

    Our scheduling is pretty flexible.

  • Step 3

    We Get It Done!

    Life aside, we show up on time and get the job done, so you can move on!

Show your home you care again with Carrigan Painting!