One of the newest focuses in the home remodeling and building business is the prevention of mold. Since mold growth can cause all kinds of health problems, homeowners are looking to use products and drywall specifically that is mold resistant. One of these options is paperless drywall. And, of course, after the drywall is up, homeowners want to decorate. This is why finishing paperless drywall has become an important step for those using paperless drywall. No one wants their bare drywall exposed, but paperless drywall is new enough that many people aren't familiar with the techniques needed for finishing paperless drywall. But, as it turns out, finishing paperless drywall is as easy as finishing regular drywall!
Finishing Paperless Drywall
If you have used paperless drywall in your home, after the installation is complete you will be ready to move on to the process of finishing paperless drywall. As a cost-conscious home remodeler, you will be happy to know that the process of finishing paperless drywall uses the same tools and techniques that you would use on normal, paper-backed drywall. Below are some basic steps to get you started:
* Apply joint compound, and then use paper tape; place the paper tape over the joint compound and make sure it is smooth. Then apply up to two more coats of the compound. After it dries, sand it down.
* Use the joint finishing knife to apply more of the bedding compound into the crease at the drywall edges. Apply the paper tape over the compound and allow it to dry for at least 24 hours.
* Apply joint compound over the dry, taped bedding compound. Extend the compound edges paste the taping. Allow to dry and apply another coat, extending the joint compound edges even further. Once this is dry, sand a little, but not all the way to the tape.
* If you are using fiberglass tape, you will need to apply a setting compound over the first layer of tape. Any additional coats of joint compound should be drying joint compound like a ready-mix or a powder compound. You can use vinyl corner beads to finish the edges of the drywall. Remember that fiberglass tape methods enhance the mold-resistant effects of finishing paperless drywall.
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