Interior painters, drywall contractors in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Roswell

GreenWave Solutions Drywall Contracting for Residential Projects

GreenWave Solutions Drywall Contracting Services.

GreenWave Solutions has grown and evolved over the years.  We started doing VOC compliant painting, cool roofs, photo voltaic energy systems, rainwater harvesting and radiant heat barriers.  It turned out that people didn’t care that much about sustainable contracting so we discontinued many of those services.

What survived the recession was our paint contracting division.  Residential painting didn’t just survive, it thrived.  Along with house painting came other painting/coating related services.  One of these service was drywall contracting.

We found that there was a gap in the drywall contracting industry.  The limitation was that they weren’t professional drywall contractors that did small to medium residential drywall projects.  If you needed to drywall entire apartment complex or a new house, you can find lots of contractors.  However, if you only wanted to drywall an unfinished basement or even a few rooms in an unfinished basement, you don’t have many reputable options.

Another void we saw in the drywall industry was that most drywall contractors didn’t offer painting services.  This was most surprising.  As a business person, I didn’t understand why you would hang and finish all the drywall and not offer to prime and paint it, too.  You make more money, duh.  Contractors aren’t known as being the sharpest tool in the van.

We already had the painting part of this equation covered so we started researching and interviewing drywall professionals.  It turned out that some of our crew leaders knew drywall guys so we joined forces.

The outcome was GreenWave Solutions drywall contracting services.  Our drywall contracting is a full service solution from studs to paint.  We hang, tape, sand, finish, prime and paint drywall.  We also install trim, doors, and moulding.

Do you have an unfinished basement and want to make a guest room, office or playroom?  GreenWave Solutions can do this.  Our prices are competitive to other high-end contracting services.

Call us today to get a free estimate on your drywall installation project – 404-549-7776

Drywall contractors, Painters, Interior Painting, Atlanta, Chamblee, Alpharetta, Roswell, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody

How to Patch Small Holes in Drywall

When you are around professional painters everyday, you become jaded to how difficult painting and drywall repair can be.  These trades require skills and knowledge that can be learned only through experience.

Oftentimes, clients call us to finish projects that they started and realized that painting and drywall repair isn’t as easy as it looks.  I see many things that homeowners attempted that were done extremely poorly.

Today, I’m going to go over one of the most simple processes that I see done incorrectly.

Repairing small holes and minor damage on drywall.

When I saw “small holes”, I mean holes from pictures and other damage that does not go entirely through the drywall.  If you can put you finger or more through the hole and feel the other side of the drywall, then this isn’t the right how to for you.

The most common mistake I see people make when patching minor drywall damage is using too much finishing compound.

I speculate that the following are reasons for this:

  • Impatience
  • Lack of understanding the process.


I can’t emphasize this enough.  This about it, any excess compound is going to create a new profile on the drywall.  It may look and feel smooth, but you will quickly see to what I am referring once you paint it.

The mindset is “I need to fill this hole and dammit I’m going to fill this hole.”  Unfortunately, this mindset will cause a bad finish.

The key to flawless drywall repair is using the right tools and understanding of how to apply the drywall compound.

Here are the tools that you need for flawless drywall repair:

  • Drywall finishing knife
  • Mud pan
  • Appropriate type of finishing compound (i.e. 20 min, 45 min, 90 min, or pre-mixed.
  • Sanding Sponge

Here is how to do it:

  1. Cover the associated work area because you are going to make some dust.
  2. Mix your joint compound if applicable
  3. Using your finishing knife, fill the holes with drywall compound.  After the hole appears full, scrape all excess mud off of the wall.  Don’t be scared to use some force.  Remember, the more compound you leave, the more sanding you will do or you will be able to see the repair.
  4. Wait for compound to dry.  A blow dryer can expedite this process.
  5. Sand the repair after the mud dries.  The goal here is remove all compound except where the damage is.  You don’t want to leave any compound on good parts of the wall.
  6. Feel the hole or damage.  If it is smooth, then you are ready to spot prime the repair and paint it.
  7. If you can still see or feel the damage after one coat of drywall repair compound, apply another thin coat as described in steps 3-5.
  8. Now that you have a smooth wall, you need to spot prime the repair.  This is necessary because the compound has a different porosity than does paint and applying one coat of paint to compound will cause the repair to “flash.”  If you don’t have primer, most paints can serve as primer for this application.

Now that I’ve given away our secrets, I hope that clients will still have a need for GreenWave Solutions’ professional drywall finishing and painting services 😉


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Commercial and Residential Drywall Contractors

When a finished interior paint job doesn’t look good, it sparks an age old battle between painters and drywall contractors.  The drywall guys say the painters don’t know how to paint and the painters says the drywall guys didn’t hang and finish the boards well.

Because construction is such a progressive and intelligent industry, rectifying this problem has proved difficult.  In fact, this problem still exists in exceptionally intelligent regions like the South.

How do you solve this conundrum?

Have one contractor be responsible for drywall and painting.  Then no one can blame anyone.  Brilliant!

As one of the few smart painting companies in Atlanta, GreenWave Solutions is ahead of the curve.  We offer professional drywall contracting services to compliment our professional interior painting services.

Disclaimer: The following rant is me venting about loser builders.  I have had several run ins with shady builders and general contractors.

As painters, we understand the frustration of having a professionally done painting project not look as good as it should because of shoddy drywall hanging during construction.  I’m not going to mince any words.  80% of new construction builders are cheap and dishonest.  They cut corners and only care about money.  They only care if their product lasts one year so that they aren’t liable for any warranty work.  That’s why you see so many homes with flat paint and textured ceilings.  These are both tricks that new home builders use to mask mediocre work until the house is sold and they get paid.  Fortunately, the recession put most of these unethical companies out of business.  Now that I got that off of my chest we can get back on topic.

Because I got so tired of painting behind unskilled drywall contractors, I decided that GreenWave Solutions needed to use our same methods of hiring skilled, professional painters to hire drywall contractors.  It worked.  We have some of the best drywall hangers, floaters, and finishers in Atlanta.

What does this mean?

The already high quality work that GreenWave Solutions does has gotten even better.  Now, we are one step closer to perfection and creating an even wider gap between us and our competitors.

Interior painters, drywall contractors in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Roswell

If you need commercial or residential drywall work, call or email us to schedule your free estimate.


President of GreenWave Solutions, Atlanta painting company and Dunwoody house painters.  GreenWave Solutions offers painter services in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Decatur, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Brookhaven, Duluth, Grant Park, Inman Park, Buckhead, Milton, Midtown, and more!

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