Drywall Finishing Watertown 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.

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Clement T J Construction CO Inc
(315)788-8811
24495 Bush Road
Calcium, NY
Rock Images Inc
(315)686-6037
860 James Street
Clayton, NY
Saw Barn The
(315)629-5293
Rd 1 Box 1033
Evans Mills, NY
Bobcat Of Watertown
(315)788-7368
23150 NY State Route 12
Watertown, NY
North Country Property Services
(315)788-9360
22622 Murrock Cir
Watertown, NY
C & B Rental
(315)232-7600
11151 USRoute 11
Adams, NY
Aubuchon Hardware
(315)493-2506
66 High Street
Carthage, NY
Burns Landscaping & Nursery
(315)639-4800
22767 State Route 180
Dexter, NY
Trudeau Lawn Care & Snow Plowing
(315)773-3223
P.O.Box 162
Great Bend, NY
Crystal Cleaners
(315)788-7677
150 Bowers St
Watertown, 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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