Drywall Finishing New Paltz 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 & R Lawns
(845)339-7224
104 South Manor Avenue
Kingston, NY
Pond Side Nursery
(845)564-7633
335 Mount Airy Road
New Windsor, NY
Pleasent Valley Nursery
(845)635-2022
1921 Route 44
Pleasant Valley, NY
Stinson Landscape Service Inc
(845)297-0376
62 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY
Michael White
ExcavatingNJ

973-592-1018
287 Rt 94
Vernon, NY
McElduff Landscaping
(845)838-2461
34 South Street
Beacon, NY
Polar Bear Tree Service
(845)565-0604
4 Jersey Court
New Windsor, NY
Stevens Landscaping
(845)452-7374
7 Jones
Poughkeepsie, NY
Blue Ridge Landscaping
(845)462-8435
112 Diddell Road
Wappingers Falls, NY
Clyde Miller
North Park Woodcraft Ltd.

845-229-2189
1577 Route 9G
Hyde Park, 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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