Patching Drywall Seams

Drywall seams can crack and separate for many different reasons. A cracked foundation will cause this, as will improper drywall finishing in the first place. It might even be that the hanger did not use enough nails or screws. If your problem is with your foundation it makes sense to fix that before worrying about your drywall seams. A foundation problem is serious and will cause doors and windows to not open and even roof problems.

Steps for Replacing Drywall

Replacing Drywall If you have drywall with a large, damaged area, forget about patching – replacing drywall is the way to go. It’s quick, easy, and more effective in the long run, especially if the damage you’re facing is humidity or water related, because this kind of damage can weaken the entire drywall sheet. Replacing the whole thing will ensure stability and just plain look better in the long run.

Preliminary Steps

How to Finish Drywall

Once your drywall is hung, and you’re able to set aside a chunk of time to finishing the drywall project, there are three separate stages you’ll need to go through to be able to finish your drywall and get it ready for adding primer and finally paint. Here’s an overview of how to finish drywall without complications or leaving your walls in a mess.

Drywall Fiberglass Tape

Should I or should I not use fiberglass tape for my drywall? If you talk to your local drywall contractor or hardware store owner, they will tell you the use of fiberglass tape for your drywall project may not be the best course of action.

A paper tape is the preferred for its rigidity and lack of movement during the mudding process. This lack of movement means that your mud will go on more uniform and there will be less chance of cracking years later in your drywall. Fiberglass tape, as with any tool, has its pros and cons.

How to Paint Drywall

Understanding how to paint drywall is not difficult but to get a truly quality result it is important to start with a quality wall or ceiling. Or to quote a wise old painter who has seen it all and done it all, “If you want to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, you have to start with a silk sow”. It was true then and it is true now.

Start with the Right Surface