Drywall Finishing Vestal 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

Stella Ireland Gardens
(607)729-7612
1029 Middle Stella Irelan
Binghamton, NY
Williams Lawn & Tree Inc
(607)754-5400
1030 Middle Stella Irelan
Binghamton, NY
Respond Today Electric
(607)772-3512
Po Box 821
Binghamton, NY
Lawn Medic-Triple Cities
(607)757-9157
1103 Michael Drive
Endicott, NY
Southern Tier Stone Associates LLC
(607)648-9764
469 State Route 369
Port Crane, NY
Tim Tokos Contracting
(607)724-4198
3496 Gilbert St
Binghamton, NY
Tri City Highway Products Inc
(607)722-2967
Broad Street Uppr
Binghamton, NY
Hillcrest Lawn Care
(607)772-4757
248 Nowlan Road
Binghamton, NY
Four Season Lawn & Landscape Service
(607)648-2920
148 West Chenango Road
Castle Creek, NY
Precision Building and Landscaping
(607)748-1349
8 South Liberty Avenue
Endicott, 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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