Drywall Finishing Port Washington 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

SilverLining Interiors, Inc.
2091 Broadway, third floor
New York, NY
Sipala Landscape Services Inc
(631)586-8842
8 Macniece Place
Dix Hills, NY
Imaginative Landscaping Designs Inc
(631)956-7650
49 Bolton Street
Heer Park, NY
Planter Resource Inc
(212)206-7687
150 West 28th Street
New York, NY
Crosby Ralph E ASLA
(914)476-9443
54 Croton Terrace
Yonkers, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Landscapes by Hugo
(516)294-8444
43 Albertson Avenue
Albertson, NY
Ireland Gannon Associates Inc
(516)922-4800
Northern Boulevard
East Norwich, NY
Aquariums Extraordinaire- Inc
(516)764-3150
129 Woodbine Ave.
Merrick, NY
T R Electric Corporation
(914)747-7770
202 Benedict Avenue
Thornwood, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

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.

Click here to read full article from Tools of the Trade

Related Articles
- Flooring and Finish Products Port Washington NY
In the following article, you will learn some information about building products like floors, walls and finishes. These products are from companies like Happywood, Fabral Metal Roof and Wall Systems, IdeaPaint and InPro Corp..
- Drywall Cutting and Multifunction Bench Port Washington NY
- Hand Tools Port Washington NY
- Finishing Concrete Port Washington NY
- Dry Window Products Port Washington NY