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Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing

by , Posted to on 07/28/2012 3:58 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
 Does anyone have a good referral for someone who has time to do a little finishing work?  I am remodeling my kitchen area and I have some patch work that I need to finish up on.  I'm just going to try to match the texture of the surrounding area as best as I can.  The kicker is the cabinet guy is coming two weeks from this coming Monday, so if I can't find someone who can come in pretty quick, I'll either have to move that back or do the finish work myself.     I wouldn't be in such a hurry, but we have a baby due the 27th of August, so I kind of have to be.   Thanks for any suggestions in advance!!
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Re: Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing
by on 07/28/2012 3:58 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
 Oh yeah, I live in the Minot area.  
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Re: Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing
by on 07/28/2012 8:26 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/25/2007
Location: ND
Lol. Finding a taping and texturer in minot right now is probably like finding a needle in a haystack unless u have connections. Just spent the weekend there for a wedding. I can't believe the amount of damn work left to be done. Might be better off doing it yourself. It ain't brain surgery. Takes a little learning. But, probably get it done a lot faster. Good luck. I am ain't no pro. But could give some advice and pointers if u do it urself.
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Re: Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing
by on 07/29/2012 00:01 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/06/2008
Location: ND
 How big is the area you're looking to repair?


Re: Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing
by on 07/29/2012 07:25 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/28/2007
Location: ND
easy to do just do it yourself.  grab a book at menards on taping, it'll give you a general overview.  then just start slinging the mud.  the key to the whole thing is knowing how much to water the mud down first.  don't just pull it out of the pail and put it on.  you need to use non lightweight compound to set the tape.  then use lightweight compound for the subsequent coats. 
Re: Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing
by on 07/29/2012 08:15 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/21/2006
Location: ND

call duane bruns from bruns drywall, tell him papa smurf referred him to you!

Re: Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing
by on 07/29/2012 10:29 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/19/2007
Location: ND

Call Kellers Drywall he does awesome work. He did my house after the flood.

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by on 07/29/2012 10:35 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
 
mod1220ga Said:
 How big is the area you're looking to repair?
I pulled the soffit that was in the kitchen and also, they had some homemade crown molding around the perimeter of the kitchen and living room that I pulled out.  There is also one sheet or so in the middle of the room where I removed a fireplace.  It's basically bits and pieces of a 800 sq ft. area.  I have a bathroom I want to redo, but that can wait for down the road.  

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by on 07/29/2012 10:42 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
 
espringers Said:
Lol. Finding a taping and texturer in minot right now is probably like finding a needle in a haystack unless u have connections. Just spent the weekend there for a wedding. I can't believe the amount of damn work left to be done. Might be better off doing it yourself. It ain't brain surgery. Takes a little learning. But, probably get it done a lot faster. Good luck. I am ain't no pro. But could give some advice and pointers if u do it urself.
Your right, it's pretty tough right now to find someone, and I can't complain because we didn't flood.  I just want to be done with the dust and paint stuff when our child arrives.  I'm prepared to do it myself if I have to.  I'm just burning the candle at every end right now and would be pumped if I had one less thing to do myself.  

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Re: Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing
by on 07/29/2012 10:58 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/10/2010
Location: ND
maybe you could call someone from bismarck it may be a little more exspensive or maybe even the same because of minot prices. i guess it wouldnt hurt to try. than you wouldnt have to do it yourself.
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by on 07/29/2012 2:01 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
 
ADM Said:
maybe you could call someone from bismarck it may be a little more exspensive or maybe even the same because of minot prices. i guess it wouldnt hurt to try. than you wouldnt have to do it yourself.
Maybe you want to help me.....maybe an exchange for some landscaping...

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Re: Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing
by on 07/29/2012 2:32 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
that sounds fair to me let me know if you want me to help
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by on 07/29/2012 2:35 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/25/2007
Location: ND
Sounds like a bunch of ceiling corners. They suck. If u have never done it before, they are a bad place to learn.
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Re: Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing
by on 07/29/2012 6:20 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
 
espringers Said:
Sounds like a bunch of ceiling corners. They suck. If u have never done it before, they are a bad place to learn.
That's a big part of it for sure.  I should just put crown molding up so I don't have to finish them.  

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by on 07/29/2012 10:59 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
fisherman25 Said:
 
espringers Said:
Sounds like a bunch of ceiling corners. They suck. If u have never done it before, they are a bad place to learn.
That's a big part of it for sure.  I should just put crown molding up so I don't have to finish them.  

Hah, crown molding has its own learning curve.  Just in case you haven't done much of it.  It's a real  biatch to measure in perfectly.

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by on 07/29/2012 11:48 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/24/2010
Location: nd
pretty sure i'd rather mud n tape ceiling corners 10 to 1 over diong crown moulding.

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by on 07/30/2012 10:07 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
 
Morpheus Said:
pretty sure i'd rather mud n tape ceiling corners 10 to 1 over diong crown moulding.
I really have no plan to put crown molding on.  I'm just nervous to do my own taping etc.  I'm sure I'll figure something out.  

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by on 07/30/2012 10:28 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
fisherman25 Said:
 
Morpheus Said:
pretty sure i'd rather mud n tape ceiling corners 10 to 1 over diong crown moulding.
I really have no plan to put crown molding on.  I'm just nervous to do my own taping etc.  I'm sure I'll figure something out.  


not saying it can't be done by a newbie.  but, ceiling corners can be a pain in the arse for guys that don't do it for a living or have all of the fancy equipment and trowels.  however, it doesn't sound like you have a lot to do.  a couple hours a night for 3-4 nights would probably do it as far as the taping and mudding goes.  texturing... takes more time to set up the equipment and mix the mud than it does to actually texture.  i think texturing is the easy part.  rent a machine/hopper... mix your mud to the consistency of about pancake batter.  make some test sprays on a scrap piece of drywall and once you are happy... go to town.  do you currently have texture on your ceiling?  what kind of texture is currently on the walls?  is it a knock down?  or just some kind of orange peel or lace looking texture? 
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by on 07/30/2012 10:46 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
 
espringers Said:
fisherman25 Said:
 
Morpheus Said:
pretty sure i'd rather mud n tape ceiling corners 10 to 1 over diong crown moulding.
I really have no plan to put crown molding on.  I'm just nervous to do my own taping etc.  I'm sure I'll figure something out.  


not saying it can't be done by a newbie.  but, ceiling corners can be a pain in the arse for guys that don't do it for a living or have all of the fancy equipment and trowels.  however, it doesn't sound like you have a lot to do.  a couple hours a night for 3-4 nights would probably do it as far as the taping and mudding goes.  texturing... takes more time to set up the equipment and mix the mud than it does to actually texture.  i think texturing is the easy part.  rent a machine/hopper... mix your mud to the consistency of about pancake batter.  make some test sprays on a scrap piece of drywall and once you are happy... go to town.  do you currently have texture on your ceiling?  what kind of texture is currently on the walls?  is it a knock down?  or just some kind of orange peel or lace looking texture? 
It's all sort of a knock down to my knowledge.  I just hope to match it as best as possible.  

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by on 07/30/2012 11:12 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
again... me no expert... but, knock downs get tricky too.  a guy wants to have the same size texture globs and then get it knocked down to the same level as the original.  and that takes a special little tool that is a lot like a window squeegy with rounded corners and an experienced touch.  i tried it and sucked at it.  i'd like to say do it yourself again... but, i am starting to lean more and more towards finding someone else like your original intent was.  that way you will have someone else to bitch at if and when it ain't perfect.  lol.  doesn't sound like a very clean canvas.  will make it tough for a paint by numbers guy to try to fix up a rembrandt.  lol. 
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Re: Sheetrock, Taping and Texturing
by on 07/30/2012 12:14 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
 If anyone has any other recommendations please let me know.  So far no luck with any I've tried.  I know it's a small job, so it's not very lucrative, but I can help that out a little too.  
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