Removing Drywall

Removing drywall from the basement of a flooded home means protecting you and your family from a host of respiratory problems associated with the development of mold. Congested sinuses and nasal passages, irritated eyes, a sore throat, and even asthma can be attributed to the presence of living or dead mold.

Sensitivity to mold varies from one person to the next, but to be on the safe side, it is best to eliminate mold as soon as it is detected or even suspected.

Choosing Drywall Primer

You've got the gypsum board up and now the time has come for choosing a drywall primer. Specifically formulated, primers are types of paint utilized to smooth surfaces and ready them for painting.

Because of the need to fill in tiny depressions, holes, pores in the gypsum board, and other imperfections of a soon-to-be-painted surface, primers are used. Their high filling capability - due to a high solid (pigment) content -makes primers a must-have before painting. They also have low resin content, making the primers film surface course, which is a very good surface for paint to adhere to.

Primer Not Sealer

Tips for Mudding Drywall

After installing and fastening your drywall, you need to move on to the taping and compound stage. This is an important stage because the final look of your walls will really be determined by how well you apply the mud or compound to your drywall.

Here are three of the most basic things you need to know about mudding drywall.

1. Know Your Compounds and Your Tools

Preparation is the key in anything, particularly in home improvement projects. Take the time to familiarize yourself with products and techniques before you begin a project will save time down the road and will also result in a better-finished project.

Ten Drywalling Tips

drywalling tipsIf you're new to drywalling, then there are some basic tools and methods that you need to familiarize yourself with. Here are the ten top things you should know to make your next drywalling project as easy as can be.

1. Do the proper preparation

Before beginning any new project, you should have an inspection done to make sure that your work will comply with local building codes. You also want to measure your space carefully so you buy the right amount of drywall.