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

Country Classics Landscaping
(518)885-7021
134 Paisley Road
Ballston Spa, NY
Clifton Park True Value- Inc.
(518)371-1708
1658 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY
Imperial Landscape Inc
(518)356-7079
115 Horizon Boulevard
Schenectady, NY
Wells Packaging LLC
(518)346-5500
2557 Aqueduct Road
Schenectady, NY
Scott Olsen
Scott Olsen Handyman Services LLC

(518) 381-6022
1940 Dean St
Niskayuna, NY
Helderberg Mountain Forest Products
(518)355-3200
4555 Western Turnpike
Altamont, NY
Cytech Hardwoods Inc
(518)843-9660
1785 State Highway 5s
Amsterdam, NY
Saratoga Turf Care
(518)371-0508
13 Cortland Boulevard
Clifton Park, NY
Northern Nurseries
(518)382-1600
115 Cordell Road
Schenectady, NY
Shade Tree Landscape & Design
(518)295-6377
521 Rickard Hill Road
Schoharie, NY

Provided By:

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.

Click here to read full article from Tools of the Trade

Related Articles
- Hand Tools Amsterdam NY
The Sonic Tape, a distance-measuring device from AGL Lasersource can be used to determine length, width, and height and to compute area and volume. The tool has a range from 2 feet to 50 feet and an accuracy of 99.5 percent.
- Dry Window Products Amsterdam NY
- Drywall Cutting and Multifunction Bench Amsterdam NY
- Flooring and Finish Products Amsterdam NY
- Finishing Concrete Amsterdam NY