Drywall Finishing Amsterdam NY

Finishing drywall well takes skill, touch, and attention to detail. It looks easy, but it takes practice. Getting results you'll be proud of starts with well-hung rock and continues with using the right joint compounds and knives in the right order.

Local Companies

J P Services
(518)399-5536
Po Box 43
Burnt Hills, NY
Lysiak Enterprises
(518)762-1303
2448 State Highway 29
Johnstown, NY
Brennan Landscaping
(518)785-9958
2269 1st Street
Schenectady, NY
Latiques Greenest Of Both Worlds Landscaping
(518)355-9975
37 Greenport Ave
Schenectady, NY
Oak Hill Landscaping
(518)295-6116
153 Grand Street
Schoharie, NY
City-Cycle
(518)842-2220
19 Northern Boulevard
Amsterdam, NY
Canary Classic Corporation
(518)773-7421
1719 State Highway 29
Gloversville, NY
AA
(518)356-4226
3645 Guilderland Avenue
Schenectady, NY
Hewson Enterprises
(908)222-3616
601 North Av
Schenectady, NY
Wells Nursery LLC
(518)346-5104
2557 Aqueduct Rd
Schenectady, NY

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Source: TOOLS OF THE TRADE Magazine
Publication date: September 29, 2005

By Mark Clement

Sometimes you have to do it yourself--and that means taping, mudding, and sanding drywall. Maybe the job is too small or the timeline is too crunched for your sub, but whatever the reason, knowing the tricks to drywall installation can keep your crew moving and your schedule on track.

Finishing drywall well takes skill, touch, and attention to detail. It looks easy, but it takes practice. Getting results you'll be proud of starts with well-hung rock and continues with using the right joint compounds and knives in the right order. Smart materials use and order of operations drastically minimize nightmarish sanding, too, and enable you to deliver a better finished product to your customer. You might even make more money than you thought.

Hang It Right

Hanging rock is deceptively easy, which makes skimping on details common. Ironically, doing a good job hanging board makes the most of a carpenter's strengths and eases the more challenging work of taping and finishing later.

Cut Short. Cut drywall 1/4 inch short when joining pieces to let rough edges fit and eliminate breaks from forcing pieces into place.

Check Ceilings and Walls. Apply rock on a flat, stable surface that'll hold fasteners. For new work, that's usually easy. Still, check walls and ceilings with a straightedge.

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