Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing

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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

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Overview

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

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The Denver Post
...if you’re thinking about a do-it-yourself project around your home that would involve drywall, there may be no better book than a new one from Creative Homeowner... Appropriately titled Drywall, Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing, it has 380 illustrations and color photos with everything from step-by-step instructions to hundreds of helpful hints.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580110679
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Pages: 144

Meet 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.
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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 OutsideCorner...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

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