How Do You Finish Drywall In The Basement With Stand-Up Sheets?
Many basement renovations use metal studs rather than traditional wood studs to make walls. Metal studs are straight and don’t suffer from warping, as wood studs often do. One feature of metal studs is that builders can choose to hang the drywall vertically so that the joints between the panels run up and down instead of side-to-side, as they would in a traditional drywall installation. The process for finishing stand-up sheets of drywall is the same as for a traditional installation, but it is a bit easier because the joints do not run into one another. Use a handheld joint-compound masher to mix a bucket of joint compound. Go for a smooth, creamy texture. Embed paper drywall tape over the flat joints. To do this, use a 6-inch drywall knife to apply joint compound up the entire length of the joint, from floor to ceiling. Then put the paper tape on the joint. Finally, wipe the tape smooth to remove the extra joint compound. Embed paper drywall tape over the corner joints. Use the same