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  1. Drywall Finishing
    I apologize for the long post, but I will be so very thankful for everyone (experienced AND/OR who has done something similar) who can take a few minutes or of their day to read it and reply! I'm panicking, stressed, and in desperate need of help and advice (or reassurance, but only if that's...
  2. Drywall Finishing
    We are doing a small bathroom reno and these orange spots are showing through the new mud after the first coat. Anyone know what these are and if they are a concern? Thanks
  3. Drywall Finishing
    Is there any product that will withstand freezing and thawing weather? We are looking to buy a victorian summer home on Lake Erie Islands and none of the homes have heat. Everyone winterizes them before winter. Plaster was removed in some of the rooms and drywalled. Seams did not do well. Any...
  4. Drywall Finishing
    I currently just use blue chalk to tint my drywall, I noticed that when I paint, Sherwin-Williams paint covers it just fine. However, I blow through a lot of chalk which is fairly cheap, but I do have your Sherwin-Williams account and I've heard of people putting tinted paint in their drywall...
  5. Drywall Finishing
    I was thinking on some jobs when your skim coating and pulling mud so fast you don't have a free hand to put the led back on the tub...would this be a waist of money or not...put the tub inside it
  6. Drywall Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    I thought it might be about time to start putting something out there regarding the title I’ve given this thread, to move things further some, and thought I’d start 1st on DWT. Going off challenges/problems I’ve found when taping, and the problems (and at times wishful thinking) you guys have...
  7. Drywall Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    i buy a brand new tape tech mud runner, i fill it up full. and i go to my angle but at 3 quarter the mud dosen't flow i need to twist 10 or 15 time.after is ok for the rest of the tube. i try thiner mud but is not the solution. manufacture probleme ? thx
  8. Drywall Finishing
    for the last 3 years now I have not pulled mud out of a bucket with a knife to load my pan or hawk:thumbup: keep your sides clean and at the end of the day add water...at the start of a new day suck it up with the tube and shoot it out a the sheep in the back yard :yes:
  9. Drywall Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    I was using the can-am corner mud applicator, and now either the wheels have worn down or something, because the middle of the head now leaves a black line and it seems as though the wheels have worn down...any input?
  10. Drywall Texturing
    Bought a Mark V in May 2012 used it on probably 10 houses and had to replace the packings or lower unit three times, is there a different brand of sprayer that will spray mud without this much breakdown? :censored:
  11. Drywall Finishing
    Sometimes when the mud is left too long with a bit of water in the pail, it can really stink. What do most of you do? Use it up on the first coat or throw it out? :eek:
  12. Drywall Finishing
    <P>Hey everyone, first time poster long time reader here. Love everything about this site and it has been a problem solver on many occasions <IMG class=inlineimg border=0 alt=0 src="http://www.drywalltalk.com/images/smilies/thumbup.gif" smilieid="111"></P> <P> </P> <P>So here's the gist of it...
  13. Drywall Finishing
    just a quick topic. what mud does everyone use. we all love our own plasters, we are in New Zealand and we have usg, national gypsum, hamiltons, csr and terrible NZ made plaster.... so let me know your preferance :thumbup:
  14. Drywall Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    I don't get a chance to use my tools all that much any more, so I generally only have small jobs to use them on like basements. Current job, I had a hell of a time with the mud runner. With the 3.5 northstar, it didn't want to put out mud, had to make multiple passes to get it done. I put on...
  15. Drywall Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Whats the best certainteed and or cgc mud to use for tape coat then finish coat. Someone ordered in some machine mud(cgc) and theres a couple boxes of the certainteed pro roc ultra a/p orange box here at timbermart . Also can get any cgc. Which is better? By hand i tape with 90 then coat with...
  16. Drywall Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Thinking of buying one Looking for feed back on them From the ones that owned one
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I am a 28 y.o. 10 year finisher in Nashville. Hoping to be retired from fininishing soon though! Really wanting to do something else but for now finishing it is untill then. My Father and Grandfather are both finishers. My Grandfather is 71 and will still come once or twice a week and...
  18. General Drywall Discussion
    Greetings guys . How do you know the right consistency for mud in your flat boxes ? And how do you know if you put enough on ? Been hand taping for years . Just purchased my first pump and set of flat boxes . Looking to use them right away just curious so I didnt waste too much time and mud.
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