Drywall Finishing Pittsford 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

Bloom Construction
(585)586-2483
20 Ontario Street
East Rochester, NY
Frankes Nursery
(315)926-5907
4682 Eddy Ridge Road
Marion, NY
Chase-Pitkin Home and Garden Irondequoit Store
(716)544-2858
2111 Hudson Avenue
Rochester, NY
One Penny
(585)227-5412
546 Janes Rd
Rochester, NY
Garden Grove Landscaping & Nursery
(585)671-2230
540 Plank Road
Webster, NY
ELAM Sand & Gravel Corporation
(585)657-8000
8222 State Route 5 And 20
Bloomfield, NY
Transitions Landscape & Design Inc
(315)986-9460
Po Box 290
Macedon, NY
Christmas Decor Inc
(716)594-1095
4343 Buffalo Road
North Chili, NY
Mr. Power Sprayer
(585)756-0198
1460 Ridge Rd East
Rochester, NY
Boon & Sons Inc
(585)247-1909
23 Turner Drive
Spencerport, 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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