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armsaround 02-16-2012 01:03 PM

drywall painting
 
my contractor put a butterswirl of joint compound on newly done drywall and he didnt cover the entrire drywall. I feel this is cutting corners. Should they entirely cover the drywall to cover any imperfections?

armsaround 02-16-2012 01:05 PM

my contractor put a swirl of joint compound on newly done drywall. He didnt cover the entire drywall, exposing some of the gray fabricy drywall material. Shouldnt you cover or skim all the drywall before painting?? sue

pete0403 02-17-2012 11:26 PM

I'd sue too.

I should come to this subforum more often :eek::laughing:

Did he just cover the screw heads? This is normal, no need to skim coat the entire wall unless there is something wrong with the surface such as all nicked and gouged up due to removing stubborn wallpaper or something.

coupe 02-19-2012 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by arms around (Post 855050)
my contractor put a butter swirl of joint compound on newly done drywall and he didn't cover the entire drywall. I feel this is cutting corners. Should they entirely cover the drywall to cover any imperfections?

I have no idea what you mean by"butter swirl of joint compound" if this is new drywall install? the taper/finishers job is to coat and finish all nail/screws finish all joints,butts, corners and corner beads. if you wanted a plasterer's finish? you should have gotten a plasterer!

standard practice is 3 coats of compound over all joints nails/screws, inside and outside corners, and imperfections in the drywall that can be seen! talk to your contractor


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