Drywall Finishing Orchard 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

Pace Landscaping & Builders
(716)822-1023
4442 East Highland Parkway
Buffalo, NY
Grabber & Sons Landscaping & Nursery- Inc.
(716)893-2365
3242 Harlem Road
Buffalo, NY
Antrac Construction CO
(716)683-2412
21 Burkhardt Avenue
Depew, NY
Westwood Landcaping
(716)200-2356
91 Rowley Ave
Kenmore, NY
Bill
Oasis Remodeling

716 771 7248
118 East Main St
Hamburg, NY
Aquatech Environmental Inc
(716)824-6155
45 Kent Street
Blasdell, NY
Environmental Design & Research PC
(716)633-3910
5629 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
Southtowns Pest Control
(716)627-2220
6878 Schuyler Drive
Derby, NY
D & J Landscaping
(716)741-2921
8375 Lapp Rd
East Amherst, NY
Forevergreens
(716)592-7004
11398 Bolton Road
Springville, 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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