Taping & Mudding
If you’ve ever seen drywall being installed, you may have noticed that before everything gets a coat of plaster, there are a lot of gaps that need to be filled. Those gaps are sometimes very intentional, allowing for expansion in the wall when the weather and humidity changes, causing the drywall and the wood behind it to expand and contract - without those gaps it would cause the walls to split and crack, looking horrible and requiring repairs. But how come a finished wall doesn’t have any gaps at the end? That’s because after installing the drywall, plasterers will apply a thick layer of plaster over every gap, crack and screw hole to cover it, so you can’t actually see the gap on the outside. We will also use tape to help reinforce the joint, so as the boards move the gaps don’t reveal themselves.
Quality Taping Supplies
The taping that is done when a wall is installed is one of the most essential parts. A lot of people think that the tape just gives something for the plaster to bond to when you're mudding up the wall, but in fact it offers important stabilization and reinforcement to the wall that holds it all together and prevents cracks while the board moves with the change of the temperature and humidity. We use two different types of tape to get the job done, a fiberglass mesh tape that provides the strongest support and allows for a heavy amount of mud to be applied, and a paper-based tape that helps to give a smooth surface when there isn’t much space for a lot of mud to go over the top.
If you don’t know much about drywall, then you may get confused by the term “mud”. Thankfully it has nothing to do with the stuff that gets stuck to your boots when you go out for a walk in the rain - it is actually the wet cement-like material that gets applied to the wall. It performs two jobs, mainly its there to hold everything together and keep the wall from shifting or moving throughout its lifetime, and it also provides a smooth surface to be painted over, leaving a beautifully smooth wall free of imperfections for you to enjoy when it has been completed.
Full Sanding and Prep Service
The moment paint gets applied to a wall, your eye is automatically drawn to all the imperfections along it that may be left behind by a sub-par finishing procedure. This is why we put so much attention into the sanding and preparation of the wall before the painters come to do their job.
Residential and Commercial Sites
Regardless if the job is small or large, we are able to take care of it for you. We have the ability to source huge amounts of drywall for those large commercial jobs and still have the patience and attention to detail to make sure they are completed to the standard of our small residential projects.