Drywall

JLC Field Guide: Drywall

Some folks believe that mud will make everything look good after they botch hanging the drywall. But the reverse is true: When you're hanging drywall, you should be making it as easy as possible for the taper by minimizing the number of seams and locating the butt joints in easy-to-hide locations.

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Reducing Drywall Callbacks
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Reducing Drywall Callbacks

A drywall contractor explains the techniques and materials he uses to prevent nail... Read more

Drywall Finishing For Small Jobs
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Drywall Finishing For Small Jobs

Get most of the nasty work done in one day with setting compound and a few... Read more

Hanging Drywall Smart
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Hanging Drywall Smart

Don't expect the taper to fix your mistakes. Read more

A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes
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A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes

Air leaks through the building shell can have a significant effect on a home’s... Read more

Florida Foreclosure Sales Bring Chinese Drywall Homes to Market
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Florida Foreclosure Sales Bring Chinese Drywall Homes to Market

Contaminated drywall is still a problem in many foreclosed Florida homes coming up... Read more

Drywall Instruction

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Texturing Over Yellowed Drywall

Depending on how bad it is, you may need to use a stain-blocking primer before and after applying your texture. Read more

Take the Misery out of Drywall Sanding
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Take the Misery out of Drywall Sanding

Sometimes evolution is slow, but right at the end takes a big leap. Drywall... Read more

Wiring and Drywall
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Wiring and Drywall

Andy Hannan explains how to make sure that wire ends up where it’s supposed to be... Read more

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Level-5 Drywall Finish vs. Veneer Plaster

Myron Ferguson explains the difference between a Level 5 finish and a plaster skim coat. Read more

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Patching Plaster

Use setting compound and drywall patches to quickly repair holes in plaster Read more

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