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Drywall Installation and Repair

If you have ever put up drywall, you already know how frustrating it can be. It is tough enough cutting and placing each piece to make sure they fit just right, but the real challenge begins when you must tape, "mud" (joint compound), sand and finish the wallboarding. If done correctly, the final job looks smooth and seamless, ready for final preparation which could be painting, wallpapering, texturing or a number of other finishes.

Done improperly, the result can be a disaster with large gaps, humps over the tape, loose taping, creases between the compound and the dry wallboard and unfilled cracks or holes.

Make no mistake, homeowners can and often do their own drywalling should they have the time and patience it requires to make it right. For the most part it can be a messy job but fortunately for the beginner it can be relatively forgiving because unless a major mistake has been made, the compound can be sanded again and again until it can either be smooth enough or in a position to begin over. Walls are the easiest for do-it-yourselfers but ceilings can be a whole different story. If you are brave enough to tackle a ceiling drywalling job you will appreciate how difficult it was for Michaelangelo to work under a horizontal surface. But, unlike the homeowner, he didn't have to put the ceiling up in the first place. Not so much fun if you have never done it!

And the job even gets more interesting (and dangerous for the beginner) if the height of the wall exceeds 6 feet because then a ladder or lifting device must be used which can be rather dicey when trying to hold onto the compound and tools at the same time.

Then there is the dust! Sanding wallboard compound requires special face masks and barriers to keep the fine powder-like dust from doing the body harm and filling the rest of the house with an irritating coat of white.

Fortunately, the experts at Tri-County Painting have done hundreds of jobs requiring perfection and have come through to provide a finish that is remarkable. They know exactly which type of compound and tape for each job as well as which special tool to use that gives the perfect finish. We have the equipment needed to minimize the time required for the job and the tools that can quickly get the job done with outstanding results.

Give us a call and we will be glad to give you a quote without obligation.