Drywall Finishing Babylon 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

Kuhn Construction, Inc
417 Main St
Islip, NY
Spring Mist Inc
(516)486-4550
2343 Surrey Lane
Baldwin, NY
Bissett Nursery Corporation
(631)493-1600
470 Deer Park Road
Dix Hills, NY
ASR Landscaping Inc
(631)724-6502
39 Elliott Pl
Smithtown, NY
Gail
Appliance Plus

516-796-5409
3300 Merrick Road
Wantagh, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Legacy Builders and Remodelers
1363-8 Lincoln Ave
Holbrook, NY
T M F Landscape Design
(516)822-1388
24 Kunen Av
Bethpage, NY
Neger-Gilder Flowers
(516)676-1700
155 School Street
Glen Cove, NY
Bob Bryce
Bryce McCalpin Palazzola Architects and Associates, inc

516-606-7500
5 Bay Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY
Data Provided by:
  

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
- Finishing Concrete Babylon NY
Power floating embeds the large aggregate just beneath the surface of the mortar, removes surface irregularities, and compacts the concrete while it consolidates mortar at the surface in preparation for other finishing operations. The timing of when you should power float a floor is critical. The rule of thumb on when a slab is ready for the power float is that your footprint should only be 1/4-inch deep or less, with little or no bleed- water present.
- Dry Window Products Babylon NY
- Drywall Cutting and Multifunction Bench Babylon NY
- Hand Tools Babylon NY
- Flooring and Finish Products Babylon NY