Taming The Remodeling Beast: Making It Simpler

Drywall - An Important Finishing Material For New Construction

An addition that is being constructed at your place of business will require your contractor to conduct many framing and finishing techniques. Drywall is a material that will be installed over the wall and ceiling materials that are used during the framing process.

Plaster Versus Drywall

Plaster walls were originally installed in many homes and businesses. The installation of a plaster wall is tedious, in comparison to the installation of drywall. Due to the many coats of plaster that are necessary to finish interior walls, plaster wall construction may take a long time to complete.

Modern construction projects usually involve the use of drywall. Drywall is a durable material that does not take a lot of work to install.

Drywall has fire-resistant properties. Drywall is made of gypsum and crystallized water. If the drywall gets hot, the water crystals will vaporize. The evaporation of the water crystals will cool the surface of the drywall.


After the framing materials are installed, a remodeling contractor will measure the interior walls and ceilings. The measurements that are taken will determine the number and size of the drywall sheets that will be needed to finish each wall and ceiling. 

Hanging Drywall

A contractor will order drywall sheets and have them delivered to their job site. They will hang each drywall sheet horizontally. The hanging process involves stabilizing each drywall sheet. Screws are used to anchor drywall.


Spackle (mud), tape, and sandpaper are used to finish drywall. After a remodeling contractor has installed drywall sheets, there will be visible seams located between the drywall sheets. The use of spackle and tape will conceal the seams.

First, a remodeling contractor will prepare the spackle. They will mix it until it is the desired consistency. They will apply drywall tape across each visible seam. The tape will need to lay flat across the edges of two pieces of drywall that are being adjoined.

A contractor will use a hand tool to apply a coat of spackle over the tape. The spackle's purpose is to blend in with the surface of the drywall.

Sanding And Painting

A remodeling contractor will wait for the spackle to dry. Then, they will sand the dry spackle. The sanding process will eliminate rough, uneven surfaces. Painting the drywall is the last step that will be conducted. A contractor will prime each drywall surface. Then, they will add a couple of coats of paint to each wall or ceiling.

To learn more, contact a drywall and ceiling contractor in your area such as Hoffman Building Group.