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 Post subject: I hate drywall work
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:08 pm 
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'nuff said.

Thanks for the space to unload.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate drywall work
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:28 pm 
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I don't mind hanging it, but man do I hate finishing it :mad:

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 Post subject: Re: I hate drywall work
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Drywall is bogus .................plaster rocks! :)

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 Post subject: Re: I hate drywall work
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:42 pm 
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Hey Dennis,

Texture is your friend. :wink: And when you need to repair, you can buy those big aerosol cans of texture to match. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: I hate drywall work
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I'd rather nail a hundred small pieces of wood than hang and finish one piece of drywall.


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 Post subject: Re: I hate drywall work
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:56 pm 
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tms wrote:
Hey Dennis,

Texture is your friend. :wink: And when you need to repair, you can buy those big aerosol cans of texture to match. 8)

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What this involves, Tom, is trim around a single window in our upstairs closet. I had originally in a lapse of rational thinking intended to build some built-in storage around this window thus concealing the ragged edges of the drywall. That idea has since bit the dust, so to speak, so now I'm in the process of adding wood (cherry) trim around the window frame and taping 'L' metal to match the rest of the detailing in the bedroom. The biggest problem is the variation in the setback of the actual frame from the surface of the finished wall. So it involves adding the aforementioned trim of the worst (thickest) dimension then finishing the wall out to meet that trim all the way around.

Texture is out since there is none elsewhere in that space. It's a small, really small project and I probably shouldn't complain since each coat of taping mud takes about 45 minutes or less to apply and then over night to dry enough to add the next. Leaving me plenty of time to waste with my face plastered to a computer monitor relating my fascination with gypsum based wall finishes.

Spent a number of years doing tile work, reeliron, and appreciate your preference for plaster by all means. Afraid it would be overkill for this application, though.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate drywall work
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:16 pm 
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My shop is done in 5/8" drywall and only fire taped (one coat to cover seams), the 5/8" is farly damage resistant and dedens sound better than plywood or osb

Number one tip when hanging drywall it is cheap use as large as possable pieces = fewer seams

Number one tip when finishing it is easer to add mud than remove it thin coats it might take us amatures 5 or 6 coats.
Better yet if it is large job call some one

Having said that I have 800 to 1000 sq' to hang I may contract out the hole job at least the fiishing. AND NO NOT EVER TEXTURE :thumbdown:

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