Finest Finish drywall taping and mudding services for strong, smooth and fire safe walls.
Taping and mudding has both an aesthetic and a functional purpose; it makes your walls smooth, safe, fire resistant and ready for painting. Drywall taping and mudding is so important it is actually part of many building codes. Taping and mudding are used to cover the seams where sheets of drywall meet, providing strength and support, smoothing the connection and protecting underlying wires and plumbing from moisture and pests. But the main reason taping and mudding is included in building codes is its role in fire safety. Drywall itself is fire resistant, but if the seams aren’t sealed with a fire resistant material, like drywall mud, the ability of drywall to stop fire from spreading will be compromised.
Finest Finest has years of experience with drywall taping and mudding in Victoria B.C. Our attention to detail and our commitment to doing the job right is exactly what is needed for a flawless finish that will stand the test of time and will keep your family safe.
I hired the team at Finest Finish to undertake re-skimming the entirety of my 1960’s condo, walls & ceilings. Dylan, was very professional, and explained the entire process to me clearly, and in great detail. The drywaller’s who showed up to do the were phenomenal, very hard working, punctual, and respectful. I appreciated they brought their dustless sanding machine to protect my home during the process. I am very grateful to have come across this company, who truly delivers on what they say! 10/10 will recommend to all my friends and family!
When taping and mudding is done properly it is impossible to detect where one sheet of drywall ends and another starts once the wall is painted. There are a few steps to the process, and details count to produce a flawless finish.
Drywall Tape is used to create a strong bond between adjacent drywall sheets. It helps reduce any motion or cracking, adding structure to the mud. Drywall tape is usually made of paper, which is a similar texture to the drywall surface, though a mesh can also be used in areas where a lot of movement is likely to occur.
First a moderate amount of mud is applied to the seams with a putty knife so the tape will stick to the drywall surface. Once the mud is applied, tape is carefully laid down and smoothed to avoid bubbles.
Drywall mud or joint compound is a gypsum-based paste (same as what drywall is made of), that is used in sealing the seams and preparing the wall for painting.
To seal the seams, mud is applied in layers over the tape to flatten and smooth the surface. It is applied in thin coats with a 24 hour drying period and sanding between layers. Usually, 2 to 3 coats are enough, but for extremely irregular surfaces more coats — as many as 5 — may be necessary.
When preparing the wall for painting, mud is also used to fill any nail and screw indentations, or nicks, scratches or even holes in the drywall.
Priming is necessary to create an even, blank canvas for painting, ensuring that the paint will stick properly without peeling to the taped and mudded seams and that the colour differences between the mud and drywall surface won’t show through. At Finest Finish, we also sand after priming to remove any fuzz and lumps.
After all that, the wall is perfectly prepared for painting!
Our attention to detail ensures the smoothest, most secure drywall taping and mudding possible. This is important because it leads to immaculate walls and ceilings that will protect your wiring and will resist fire. There are numerous details that go into a properly-done taping and mudding job that will lead to the perfect finish. This is where our years of experience come into play. Just a few of the details that can make all the difference are:
Smooth drywall taping and mudding is critical for a beautiful final product that is fire resistant. Our drywall taping and mudding gives your drywall installation the best possible preparation for painting.
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