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Putting and completing drywall is kind of in all likelihood the only task that do-it-yourselfers dislike the main. It’s messy, it’s tedious or even small imperfections seem obtrusive whilst the partitions and ceilings are painted. operating with Drywall provides a clean point of view in this maligned yet crucial job. It is going past the fundamentals of putting in drywall to bare the entire secrets and techniques any householders must be aware of to rework “rocking and mudding” from a chore right into a precise excitement. The significant other DVD takes you extra nonetheless via exhibiting taping and completing suggestions in genuine time so that you can see precisely how the method seems to be while it truly is performed correct.
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Use a spray shield to protect surfaces you don’t want to receive texture during the texture application process. Popcorn texture is a popular treatment for ceilings. Its bumpy surface is created by tiny particles of vermiculite or polystyrene that give it sound-deadening properties. Mixtures are available in fine, medium, and coarse grades. Mix the dry texture following the manufacturer’s directions, then load the hopper of the texture gun. Apply the texture, holding the gun 2 to 4 ft. below the ceiling.
Secure with 1⁄2" staples every 2". Trim the overlapping end so it meets the end of the straight length of corner bead. 66 ■ Working with Drywall ■ How to Install L-Bead 1 L-bead caps the ends of drywall panels that abut finished surfaces such as paneling or wood trim, providing a finished edge. The drywall is installed 1⁄8" from the finished surface, then the L-bead is positioned tight against the panel, so its finished edge covers the edge of the adjacent surface. 2 Fasten L-bead to the drywall with 1⁄2" staples or drywall screws every 6", then finish with a minimum of three coats of compound (see pages 69 to 75).
Prop a fan in an open window so it blows outside to help pull dust out of the work area during sanding. Open only one window in the space to prevent a cross-breeze. Prior to sanding, knock down any ridges, chunks or tool marks using a 6" taping knife. Do not apply too much pressure—you don’t want to dig into the compound, only remove the excess. 2 Lightly sand all seams and outside corners using a pole sander with 220-grit sanding screen or 150-grit sandpaper. Work in the direction of the joints, applying even pressure to smooth transitions and high areas.
Black & Decker Working with Drywall: Hanging & Finishing Drywall the Professional Way by Editors of CPi