Drywall Finishing Binghamton 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

Williams Lawn & Tree Inc
(607)754-5400
1030 Middle Stella Irelan
Binghamton, NY
Edwards Landscaping
(607)669-4460
2947 Webb Road
Binghamton, NY
Northern Scapes Inc - Corporate Office
(607)748-9186
2553 Dutchtown Road
Endicott, NY
Enchanted Florist Landscape & Design
(607)693-2755
2975 State Route 7
Harpursville, NY
Endless Mountain Stone CO
(570)465-7200
Brushville Road
Susquehanna, PA
William Lawn & Tree Inc
(607)729-3800
1030 Middle Stella Irelan
Binghamton, NY
American Handyman
(607)723-1244
12 Stuyvesant 2nd Floor
Binghamton, NY
Painted Daisy
(607)722-6944
1 Gee Street
Binghamton, NY
Temco Service Industries Inc
(607)748-3366
27 McKinley Avenue
Endicott, NY
Little Meadows Stone
(570)623-2703
Route1 Box 1553
Little Meadows, PA

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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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