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Here on the FAQ page we've put together a list of question our customers have asked us over the years about the different type of work we provide.
(Answer) It would be better for you to replace the entire sheet of drywall instead. Drywall repair done professionally can hide the repair cosmetically,
(Answer) Larger drywall repairs, and for holes that are deep, it's best to use a joint compound that sets up by a chemical reaction.
(Answer) Assuming it's a small hole about the size of a human fist you can easily patch in 1–2 hours with some preparation. Different bigger sizes will have more time to complete.
(Answer) Drywall is vulnerable to cracks, dents and holes, but you can easily repair it with drywall joint compound.
(Answer) With drywall, it takes a fraction of the time. ... Installing drywall is easy enough for a professional
(Answer) A person of average strength wearing sturdy shoes can easily kick a hole in it; I've seen people punch holes with their first 'not a good idea'
(Answer) If you have holes or cracks in your plaster walls or ceilings, repairing them isn't difficult. It can, however, require a bit more extra time and skill than patching a hole in drywall.
(Answer) Smooth Damaged Areas With a Scraper. Once the surface preparation is complete, mix up only the amount of plaster needed for the repair. Sand to smooth finish.
(Answer) Shrinkage that comes when plaster dries to quickly or over packed, or it could be weather erosion, or moisture movement, or thermal expansion.
(Answer) It's sometimes easier to repair damaged plaster walls with drywall than it is to try to re-plaster them, Even though plaster walls aren't framed to accommodate drywall, you can usually screw drywall to the wooden lath.
(Answer) Wooden lath strips are nailed across the framing and then plaster is applied to them. The plaster that oozes between the lath strips is called the key, which locks the plaster and lath strips together
(Answer) Mold does not grow on plaster because plaster is non-porous and lime-based or clay. Although plaster does not support microbial growth, if porous cellulose-based material mold can grow.
(Answer) glue is not needed, but will reduce screw pops by making the assembly more 'solid'.
(Answer) Hang drywall on the ceiling first, then the walls.
(Answer) Use about 32 drywall screws per sheet of 4-foot by 8-foot This total is composed of four screws on the five middle studs and six screws on each of the two sides
(Answer) it's a good idea to stagger the drywall panels to make the joints less visible.
(Answer) PURPLE® drywall, only made by National Gypsum, is superior because it offers moisture, mold and mildew resistance.
(Answer) rooms that experience frequent humidity, such as bathrooms or basements, mold-resistant drywall is a good choice.
(Answers) There are two instances when you need a level 5 coating: when the finish will be glossy; or when light is to be angled low enough to highlight bumps and depressions.
(Answers) Drywall installation time include: 3 coats of compound so usually 3 to 5 days depending on how many boards of Sheetrock.
(Answers) 3 coats in total. You'll need to lay one layer of mud to hold the tape, and then 2 extra coats of mud to finish and then sand and paint.
(Answers) No. The Mold-X10 fiberglass mesh tape is made for drywall. FibaTape Cement Board Tape is the product for cement board.
(Answer) Paper drywall tape is used more often, but mesh tape is a better moisture resistance tape for basements, bathrooms.
(Answer) The joint compound has not been properly embedded on the tape (not enough compound) and hence bubbles form.
Ten years, A quality paint job will last about a minimum of ten years. If there is heavy traffic in your home, or dogs, kids, then it may age a bit faster
(Answer) When priming your new drywall, you need to clean it first by sanding it, vacuuming it, to ensure that all dust is gone. Once that's complete, you can begin applying primer to your new drywall
(Answer) Two primer coats are recommended, the second coat will replenish any primer absorbed by the surface and hide any flaws in the wall.
(Answer) KILZ® PVA drywall primer is designed for use on new drywall. It is a fast drying, interior water-based primer formulated to prime and seal new, drywall.
(Answer) The wall should be smooth with no ridges, tool marks or signs of fasteners and then finished with a coat of drywall primer and finish paint.
(Answer) Once your paint dries, your project may still not be ready for everyday use. It may take up to 3 days for the paint to fully cure.
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