The Different Stages of Drywall Finishing

The Different Stages of Drywall Finishing

Finishing drywall can be quite a process. What homeowners may not know is that there are many levels that go into drywall finishing. Stampede Drywall in Calgary can complete every stage for your home project, but what exactly are the stages? Here’s what to expect from each level of the drywall finishing process. 

Stage 1

Not much has been completed in the first of the drywall finishing levels. At this stage, the walls have been taped, including places for outlets and light fixtures. This step may take some time, depending on how complicated the walls are in terms of shapes or nooks. If you’re thinking about DIY drywall projects, read why you should hire a drywall contractor

Stage 2

With everything being taped, the painting stage can begin. At this stage, the holes from installing the drywall are painted over with a joint compound, and are covered up completely. Depending on the room in your home or where the drywall is installed, you could stop here. If it were the bathroom, or perhaps your kitchen, the walls will likely be covered with cabinets and tile. Tile doesn’t require any other finishes on the drywall when installed, so it may not be necessary to move onto another level. 

Stage 3

If you walls won’t have tile, additional joint compound may be painted on. That way, your wall will have more texture to it. It’ll also fully cover any holes that screws may have caused during the drywall installation process. 

Stage 4

The fourth level is where most homeowners stop. In this stage, the drywall has been painted, and is now sanded down. The sanding will make sure the wall can hold paint, or potentially wallpaper. Whether the homeowner moves onto the next level depends on a few different components. 

Stage 5

Depending on the kind of paint you want to use on your walls, or the kind of lighting that will be present in the room, it may be a good idea to go to level five of drywall finishing. A skim coat is added, finishing off the drywall completely. The finish added will ensure your walls look great with the paint you choose, and will give you the effect you’re looking for. 

Drywall Contractors in Calgary

While providing a full range of services in residential and commercial applications, Stampede Drywall Ltd. specializes in the renovation of homes to their former and future glory. Their projects include lath and plaster, cove cornice steppe, knock-down level 5, and custom ceiling and wall finishes. If you are looking for that “wow” factor, you can count on them!

Interested? Check out Stampede Drywall today!

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