Drywall Finishing Cortland 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

R K Tree Service
(607)758-5466
1995 Blodgett Mills West
Cortland, NY
Acme Pest Control Inc
(607)844-8689
359 State Route 38 # 3
Dryden, NY
Feng Shui Ithaca
(607)266-8088
903 Hanshaw Road Suite 206
Ithaca, NY
Michael Grimm Services- Inc.
(315)469-1222
3678 Kennedy Road
La Fayette, NY
Low Cost Tree Removal
(315)382-2539
1088 Ryan Rd
Tully, NY
Lucente Landscaping
(607)539-6247
Vandemark Road
Brooktondale, NY
Warehouse Studios
(607)758-3009
14 Dunsmore Avenue
Cortland, NY
Dolph Buzz Quarry
(607)273-4646
Ellis Hollow Road
Ithaca, NY
JT Landscaping & Excavating
(315)497-0134
190 Creek Rd
Locke, NY
Level Green Landscaping Inc
(607)533-9163
1151 Ridge Road
Lansing, 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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