You must follow a few simple steps before starting a drywall finishing project. Before beginning, though, you will need materials including a putty trial, sandpaper, a tray, joint putty and a scraper.
To start, sand down the walls to remove any lumps and then wipe down the wall to remove any sand. Continue sanding until a clear white area is visible, but this step is not applicable for wood walls. If there are holes in the wall, use the putty trial and scraper to apply the joint putty and fill in the holes. Sometimes an extra coat is needed. Simply repeat this procedure until the hole is completely filled, after which time you will need to scrape it down until it is smooth. It is important to smooth out the surface and wash the wall before applying the drywall in order to free the area of any dust. Also, be sure the area is dry before sandpapering the surface. A drywall sander may also help smooth the surface during the sandpapering step.
Once the above steps are finished, you are now ready to start the drywall procedure according to the steps provided in the kit purchased. After the drywall procedure is finished, you can apply paint to the area to make it look more appealing. You will likely need to apply at least two coasts of paint to reach an acceptable look. Of course, allow the base coast to dry before putting anything against the drywall area.
Once the painting is finished and has completely dried, you can decorate the room while adding texture by purchasing new curtains that blend with the paint, for example. Flowers are vases can also offset the paint and help accessorize the room. To be even more creative, you can drywall the ceiling by twirling which will provide a popcorn effect. This same technique can be used on your walls if you would like. Twirls can also be created to resemble such things as flowers, roses or leaves.
Overall, it may cost less than a hundred dollars to drywall and paint your home, or it could cost more than one hundred. In the end, though, the value of your home will increase as well as the appearance. Once the project is finished, you can start to build even more equity in your home. What a good deal! You can increase the value of your home by thousands while only spending possibly a couple hundred dollars. If you have the extra money available to spend, invest it into your home. Though drywall is fairly simple, it is time consuming. The longer you wait, the more time you will spend remodeling your home and wasting money on energy costs that could be avoided by installing new drywall.
|About Author Eric J. Slarkowski :|
Eric Slarkowski works almost entirely for <a href="http://www.insidewoodworking.com" target="_blank">http://www.insidewoodworking.com</a> , an online publication on the topic of drywall equipment and air tools. Sharing his passion in works such as <a href="http://www.insidewoodworking.com/drywall/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.insidewoodworking.com/drywall/index.html</a> ,the columnist improved his know-how on drywall tools.
Article Source: https://www.bharatbhasha.com
Article Url: https://www.bharatbhasha.com/home_improvement.php/63511
Article Added on Monday, July 23, 2007
|Other Articles by Eric J. Slarkowski|
Using A Drywall Sander
f you plan on doing a drywall job, make sure you have the basic equipment handy. You need putty trial, a tray, sandpaper, joint putty and a scraper.
Start by sanding down the walls to remove any lumps or bumps. Then wipe down the walls to remove any of the sand left from sanding. You should be down to a base and see a clear white area. (This does apply to wood areas of the walls.)
If there are any holes in the walls, use putty trial and a scraper to fill them in. This may take a few coats,...
The Right Tools Help Every Home Handyman
The folks at Black and Decker have made the chore of picking out tools for your husband and his diy projects a whole lot simpler. If your husband needs a new cordless drill then consider the one I bought. A cousin of mine told me to check out the Black and Decker Firestorm tool kit right before Christmas time. I was curious about it and after I checked it out I knew it was the perfect gift.
After I saw one at Sears during the Thanksgiving sale period, I knew my man would love this combo...
3 Tips To A Fabulous Woodworking Workshop
Forever now, men had to use wood for the necessities in life such as shelter and much more. The process of molding this wood for such things has changed due to the fact that woodworking machinery is now available. The basics of shaping the wood, sawing and cutting, and drilling have remained constant, however now the ease and speed of which it is done is quite different and progressed.
There are three pieces of machinery for woodworking that are the most essential. Ill go over those now....
Make Remodeling Easier With A Contractor
When it's time to do a remodeling project in your home then you might want to find a reputable contractor to help you with your project. This is the first step to having a successful home repair job done in your kitchen, bathroom, or backyard. It is important to check out potential contractors very carefully. You want to make sure you check their references and are assured that they can do a good job on your home. Usually companies vary in price, as well as skill level. Finding the right...
Miter Saw Stand Will Make Your Workshop Neater
A key part of any equipment designed for cutting miters in trims or a baseboard is the miter saw. Miter saws can cut something straight or on a horizontal angle. You can also get some that will do a more ornate edge. You can also buy other added bonus features if your budget allows it. You might want to get a sliding saw or a panel saw depending on your needs. You can also get a great miter saw stand to help you have a place to keep it.
The compound miter saw will cut in a straight or...