Drywall Finishing Clifton Park 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

John & Son Landscaping
(518)489-6402
543 Krumkill Road
Albany, NY
Stiles Excavating & Trucking Inc
(518)877-7305
1909 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY
Kutey Landscaping
(518)355-1242
3000 Western Tpke
Duanesburg, NY
Sunnyside Gardens
(518)584-1034
345 Church Street
Saratoga Springs, NY
C & D Mc Burnie Landscape Maintenance
(518)583-6034
53 County Route 70
Stillwater, NY
Helderledge Farm
(518)765-4702
435 Picard Road
Altamont, NY
Lewis G R Construction CO Inc
(518)399-4439
13 Conifer Drive
Burnt Hills, NY
Summer Rain Lawn Sprinklers
(518)877-7030
25 Pinehurst Drive
Clifton Park, NY
Wunderlich Sand & Gravel
(518)785-6084
Sparrowbush Road
Latham, NY
Brennan Landscaping
(518)785-9958
2269 1st Street
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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