Drywall texture is simple and an affordable way for wall decoration. Drywall is popularly known as gypsum board or plasters board and is used to make interior wall and ceilings. It is good if more than two individuals are involved in the process of drywall installation, because it requires significant lifting of heavy material.
Drywall Repair is very much favored for partitioning. This is because a large number of benefits are associated with it like versatility, flexibility, dry construction, excellent performance, aesthetic appeal, and great speed in overall process of installation. The installation of drywall requires practice and artistry. Drywall comes in large sheet with a dimension of 4’x12′.
The installation of the drywall is very easy. It is only the taping of joints between panels which require some practice. Once the hanging of the drywall is complete, the next step is the taping of drywall joints. There are two type of tapes used for this purpose. One is the plane paper black tape and the other is self-adhesive fiberglass tapes. The fiberglass tape can be directly pasted over the drywall.
Materials Required For Taping
The general equipments required for the process of taping are:
- A banjo
- 12 inch trowel
- Roll of paper tape
- Setting compounds
- Six inch flexible putty knife
- Four inch flexible putty knife
Sanding, Priming and Finishing
The first step while preparing the surface of drywall is to check the entire wall, because most of the time there are small holes and lumps in the wall. If there is any nail or obstacle, then with the help of hammer tap them. After this process, you can go ahead with the sanding of the wall in order to obtain perfect drywall surface.
The next important step is priming, which is done just before painting. Priming the drywall ensures that paint lasts for longer duration and adheres well. In order to avoid dripping of the paint, work from the top and proceed towards the bottom. After completing this, you can proceed for painting.
The final step is drywall finishing. It is good to get stuck with flat paint, because the touch up work with flat paint is very easier. Here, it is important to keep the gap or 24 hours before two coats and ensure that wall is completely dry before you go for the next coat. It is commonly observed that drywall looks completely different once the paint dries off.
Fiberglass to prevent mold growth
The sheet of drywall is generally made of paper but nowadays it is replaced by fiberglass. Fiberglass prevents the growth of mold, which is very common with paper drywall. It has been observed a number of times that when paper drywall was exposed to water through leakage or floods, it triggers the growth of mold. Mold not only affects the local hygiene but also diminishes the overall beauty of the room.
Based in Sheaves Way Delta, Infinite Drywall offers top quality residential and commercial drywall services. It is serving in the Lower Mainland for over 30 years and provides vast expertise in drywall installation and finishing.