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Old 05-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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I am subing out the one job on my basement project I will not do...Hanging and finishing the walls and cieling.
Got a couple of quotes.
One guy wants to do a level 4 finish on the basement,the other guy wants to plaster the walls
My question is,for a basement,which would look better
Any useful responses would be much obliged

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Both are good finishes, if the workers are skilled--

May I ask where you live? plaster coating drywall is rare---I've only heard of that in Wisconsin--

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Both are good finishes, if the workers are skilled--

May I ask where you live? plaster coating drywall is rare---I've only heard of that in Wisconsin--
Rhode Island, Mike

Kinda leaning toward the plaster guy mostly because of his crew size (four),and very specific timelines on progress and completion of job.
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I am a little confused on what the plaster job consist of. And what your drywall guy says is a level 4 finish.
If your plaster guy is going to do one coat of plaster and then apply the large bumpy plaster finish on second coat ..... so be it, is the worse possible finish you can have and difficult to paint and still looks like crap.

Will it take a little longer for the drywall, it is finished when it is done and a smoother texture?
Will this be living space, will you sell the house next month? Plaster can be great, can be a mistake. Just depends what your goals are.
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Just my opinion but I would lean more toward the drywall guy, but let me say up front I do drywall. The main reason is should something happen in the future such as adding a plug, a small leak, anything along these lines drywall would be easier to repair. But as seated it all depends on the look you want.
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Crew size is not that important. I know some dry wallers that only have a crew of three when hanging the sheets then they go to a crew of two. I would stay away from plaster over sheetrock. If you want to that route use the right stuff they make plaster board like sheet rock. and when done right man that stuff is bullet proof!

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