Drywall Finishing Riverhead 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

Horticultural Horizons
(631)723-2495
20 Arbor Lane
Hampton Bays, NY
Gordon Andrews Lawn & Landscape Specialists
(631)283-1256
103 West Montauk Highway Suite 11
Hampton Bays, NY
Shelter Island Gardens
(631)749-1700
29 Saint Marys Road
Shelter Island, NY
Halstroms & Associates LLC
(631)283-1168
204 Sebonac Road
Southampton, NY
David M. Pfauth, CP
Dave's Redecorating

631-377-1195
PO Box 608
Southampton, NY
Chavez Sprinkler Corporation
(631)369-4276
176 Southfield Road
Calverton, NY
Marzano Irrigation
(631)537-0404
5 East Canal Court
Hampton Bays, NY
Elite Irrigation
(631)723-0415
10 School Street
Hampton Bays, NY
Shelter Island Hardware
(631)749-0097
Grand Avenue
Shelter Island, NY
Ocean Electric
(631)324-6060
921 County Road 39
Southampton, 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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