Remodel Monday – Drywall finishing

Those of you who know me offline know that I have been painting like a fiend for the last few days (over 25 hours in the last 3 days). But painting isn’t possible until the drywall is finished… So here are a few photos of how the drywall finishing went…

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I had never seen one of these cool toys before. This is what they used to get the drywall tape applied to the seams between sheets of drywall.

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I’m still not entirely sure how it works… But there’s a tape dispenser, and a chamber full of drywall mud. They roll the tape across the drywall seam, and a plunger in the chamber pushes the mud out so the tape sticks to the wall or ceiling.

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Then they just roll the tape on…

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And when they get to the end they push another button and the tape is magically cut! Then someone else comes behind on stilts (and would you believe I missed that photo?!?) and finished mudding the tape line so it sticks permanently.

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Really cool. I’m sure that I need one of those toys, I’m just not sure what I need it for! But not the stilts. I don’t need the stilts. That’s why I married someone taller than me.

After a day of taping and mudding, the house looked like this. They re-mudded all the seams and screw holes 2 or 3 more times before they sanded.

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All the drywall finishing took a little over a week. We were chomping at the bit to get in and start painting. Now my arms hurt and I wish we were finished!

Check out my Facebook page this week to see the progress as we finish painting some of the rooms.

  • Chuck

    It’s looking good, a few more work and it’ll be finished beautifully soon, I can picture the final look!

    Roofing Contractor NY

  • http://alarmclockwars.blogspot.com/ Marybeth @ Alarm Clock Wars

    It’s fun to see it coming together!