How Do You Learn Drywall Taping, Finishing & Texturing?
Taping and texturing sheetrock is a basic building skill that can make or break the appearance of a room. These techniques are straightforward, but they take some time and practice to learn to do well. A very good idea would to be acquire the skill from an experienced finisher or take a class from a local adult education program. Nonetheless the process is described here in order to give the reader an idea of how it is done. Hang the sheetrock. Make sure each sheet is secured tight with sheetrock screws. Every joint should be tight without a gap between the two pieces of gypsum board or dry wall, as sheetrock is sometimes called. All joints should have the beveled edge of the sheetrock on each side of the joint. Most important is that not one screw should stick out past the surface of the sheetrock. All screws should be driven with a specially geared screw gun and not an electric drill. (You can use a hammer and sheetrock nails instead. This method is more time consuming, but still the