Drywall

Sheetrock Joint Compound

sheetrock joint compoundWhen you want a job done right, you need the right tools – and materials – for the job. Sheetrock joint compound – also known to some as sheetrock mud – is a high performance product that is popularly known as a multi-tasker. It’s used for embedding joint tape as well as finishing gypsum panel joints. It’s also commonly used as a hand-applied simple texturing method.

Versatile

How to Apply Drywall Knock Down Finish

There’s so much you can do to give your walls more eye appeal, rather than going for a flat panel look. Liven them up with a 3-dimensional drywall knock down finish. Of course, there are several other finishes you could choose, such as orange peel, stucco, popcorn, splatter and mud, but this article will deal with knock down.

Where to use drywall knock down finish

Cutting Drywall around Electrical Boxes

keyhole saw for cutting holes in drywallOne of the aggravating parts about installing drywall is cutting holes around electrical boxes, switches and outlets.

You need to take care when measuring, marking and cutting or the box will not fit right. Accuracy is a must or the electrical box will interfere with the drywall and your sheet will get damaged. Most electrical codes call for a maximum gap around the electrical box of only 1/8 inch, so you can’t cheat by cutting an extra large hole, either.

Hiring Drywall Installers

Hiring anyone to do work in your home can be a daunting task. With so many stories about deadbeat contractors out there who take your money and then never come back, it is understandable that you may be nervous. While hanging drywall is a job that some homeowners choose to do themselves, many find it to be too much work and decide to hire professionals to do the job. Here are a few tips and things to look for when hiring drywall installers.

What to Look For

How to Tape Sheetrock Right

If you are replacing walls in your home, finishing a basement, or adding a room to your home, it’s a good idea for you to learn how to tape sheetrock before you reach that fateful point in the work process. While this isn’t the most complicated of processes when it comes to building a room or creating walls, it is also not the simplest by far.

It is quite possible to do it incorrectly, which will only create many problems down the road. Taking the time to learn the proper steps and procedures involved not only with installing sheetrock but also when it comes to taping sheetrock will save you not only time and money but also a great deal of aggravation over time.

Sheetrock Taping Basics