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Old 05-26-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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level 5 standards in laymans terms?


What is the reality of a level 5 finish?
For example, when it says smooth finish-- what should the smooth finish look like.

I got a letter from my contractor certifying they did their work to the level 5 finish. This was a refinish of previously done walls.

What they did was repair the walls, and then rolled and brushed on porter speedhide primer/surfacer, adding more texture unfortunately to the walls, trying to get it to match up with their previous paint/drywall attempts.

They did not skim coat the walls, although they were supposed to.

I guess what I am asking for is clear definition of a level 5 finish result, for the drywall knowledge challenged.

Do waves and undulations for example still exist?
What is supposed to be uniform?
How is a level 5 finish properly inspected?

Thanks for any input!

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Old 05-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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http://www.nationalgypsum.com/ng/res...webversion.pdf


Should explain the differences between drywall 'levels'

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techy did the work for you
google works wonders
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thank you for the link techy.. I had read that over a few times.
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techy did the work for you
google works wonders
You are absolutely right... I use it often... I've clocked hundreds of hours on it..in my crash course in construction I've had to take, since my home was obliterated and I set forth rebuilding...

However, sometimes all the technical data, and terms---doesn't easily correspond to the visual I am seeing, or the processed used--so I try to get a bit more insight if I can.
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Here is a link I haven't posted on this forum, you may have not seen it yet:http://literature.usg.com/pdf/J510.pdf

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Thank you Gary. The link was very informative.

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