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Ultimate Guide to Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing

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Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing will teach any reader to install and repair drywall with the confidence of a professional. With over 450 detailed drawings and photographs, Drywall leads the reader, step by step, through the processes of measuring, cutting, installing, and finishing drywall ceilings and walls. In addition to standard drywall practices, the book also covers more advanced topics such as applying drywall to curved walls and installing drywall over steel studs. Corner treatments and the specialized tools used to install drywall are also covered. Get the inside track on working with drywall with special tips from professional drywall contractors.

Synopsis:

Covers tools and materials, estimating, cutting, hanging, and finishing gypsum wallboard. 250 color photos and illustrations.


Synopsis:

Shows how to hang, tape, and finish drywall. Includes proven installation techniques and the latest tools and materials. 445 color photographs and drawings.

Synopsis:

Ultimate Guide to Drywall

DRYWALL: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing provides the information you need to install and repair drywall like a pro. Easy-to-follow instructions show you how to plan projects, select the right materials and tools, cut and install the drywall, and solve typical problems.

• Over 375 color illustrations and photographs to guide you through your project

• Complete how-to instruction for every situation

• Special tips and trade secrets from drywall professionals

Synopsis:

Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing will teach any reader to install and repair drywall with the confidence of a professional. With 445 detailed drawings and photographs, Drywall leads the reader, step by step, through the processes of measuring, cutting, installing, and finishing drywall ceilings and walls. In addition to standard drywall practices, the book also covers more advanced topics such as applying drywall to curved walls and installing drywall over steel studs. Corner treatments and the specialized tools used to install drywall are also covered. Get the inside track on working with drywall with special tips from professional drywall contractors.

About the Author

John D. Wagner has over 20 years of experience writing about the construction industry. His articles have appeared in such magazines as Builder, Fine Woodworking, The Journal of Light Construction, Popular Science, and Today's Homeowner. John is the author of the Creative Homeowner titles House Framing and Barns, Sheds, and Outbuildings.

Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide to Drywall

Table of Contents

Introduction...8

Chapter 1
Drywall Basics...9
What is Drywall?...10
The Benefits of Drywall...11
How to Order and Store Drywall...11
Gypsum Drywall Sizes and Types...12
Selecting Drywall...14
Cover Treatments and Specialty Drywall Panels...15
Dealing with Moisture...18
Edge Treatments...19
Hanging Materials...21
Finishing Materials...23
Finishing Wall Panels...25
Drywall Suspension Systems...26

Chapter 2
Tools & Equipment...27
Personal Safety Tools...28
Measuring and Marking Tools...30
Hanging and Cutting Tools...32
Finishing Tools...34
Mechanical Finishing Tools...38

Chapter 3
Wall & Ceiling Prep...39
Laying Out a Drywall Job...40
Framing Tips for Drywall...43
Checking and Correcting Alignment...45
Furring Walls and Ceilings...50
Steel Framing Systems...57
Suspended Ceilings...58

Chapter 4
Marking & Cutting...63
Straight Cut Lines...64
Curved Cut Lines...69
Special Techniques for Marking and Cutting...73
Access Panels...76

Chapter 5
Installing Drywall...77
Hanging Tips and Techniques...78
Screws vs. Nails...81
Hanging Drywall on a Ceiling...83
Hanging Drywall on a Flat Wall...85
Hanging Corners and Angles...87
Installing Drywall on a Steel-Framed Wall...93
Hanging a Curved Wall...94
Hanging Drywall in Tricky Locations...97
Building a Drywall Box around Utilities or Pipes...101
Hanging Backer Board for Tile...103

Chapter 6
Taping & Finishing...105
Taping Prep: A Checklist...106
Taping Joints on a Flat Wall...107
Finishing Fastener Heads...109
Taping an Inside Corner...110
Taping an Outside Corner...112
Finish-Sanding...114
Special Finishes...116
Skim-Coating...122

Chapter 7
Drywall Repairs...125
Troubleshooting...126
Fixing and Repairing Drywall...128
Drywall Resurfacing...140
Dealing with Mold...143
Fire Ratings...144
Recommended Levels for Drywall Finish...146

Resource Guide...148

Glossary...150

Credits...154

Index...155

Metric Equivalents...159

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580112703
Subtitle:
Pro Tips for Hanging and Finishing
Author:
Wagner, John D.
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Drywall construction
Subject:
Plastering
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - General
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Ultimate Guide To...
Publication Date:
20051001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.78x8.48x.41 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Covers tools and materials, estimating, cutting, hanging, and finishing gypsum wallboard. 250 color photos and illustrations.


"Synopsis" by ,
Shows how to hang, tape, and finish drywall. Includes proven installation techniques and the latest tools and materials. 445 color photographs and drawings.

"Synopsis" by ,
Ultimate Guide to Drywall

DRYWALL: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing provides the information you need to install and repair drywall like a pro. Easy-to-follow instructions show you how to plan projects, select the right materials and tools, cut and install the drywall, and solve typical problems.

• Over 375 color illustrations and photographs to guide you through your project

• Complete how-to instruction for every situation

• Special tips and trade secrets from drywall professionals

"Synopsis" by ,
Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing will teach any reader to install and repair drywall with the confidence of a professional. With 445 detailed drawings and photographs, Drywall leads the reader, step by step, through the processes of measuring, cutting, installing, and finishing drywall ceilings and walls. In addition to standard drywall practices, the book also covers more advanced topics such as applying drywall to curved walls and installing drywall over steel studs. Corner treatments and the specialized tools used to install drywall are also covered. Get the inside track on working with drywall with special tips from professional drywall contractors.

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