Drywall & Plaster Moulding

Video: How to Fill a Gap with Drywall

Posted on January 30, 2018 by James Florence

BRENTWOOD — Host, Sarah Rutan: To fill in the wall gap around a newly installed electrical outlet, you’ll need to know the proper technique. Today we’re in Brentwood with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Luis Baltodano of Baltodano’s Drywall to see this technique demonstrated firsthand.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Luis Baltodano: Hi, today I’m going to give you a tip on how to fix a gap between your outlet and your drywall or sheetrock. So, we’re going to use some hand mud. Put it in the gap right there. And using fiberglass tape, place it there, put some more mud, hand mud. And then here we go. This needs another two more coats, Read more

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How to Patch Drywall

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

GILROY — Whether caused by a swinging door or another accidental source, drywall is easily damaged. Luckily, it’s also fairly easy to repair. Using the following procedure, you can repair a damaged area of drywall in your home:

1. Cut out a square-shaped patch around the damaged area of drywall and remove it.

2. Cut a long, thin piece of plywood, place it behind the drywall and use a drill to screw it in at two points. This will serve as the backing for your new patch.

3. Cut out a piece from a drywall sheet that matches the size of the patch you removed. Using your drill, screw this piece into the plywood backing and fill in the gap in the drywall. Read more

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Video: How to Patch Drywall

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

GILROY — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you have a damaged area of drywall in your home, you’ll be glad to know it’s fairly simple to repair. Today we’re in Gilroy with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Charles Irwin of Irwin Construction to learn how it’s done.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Charles Irwin: Today we’re going to show a tip on how to do a drywall repair. I’m sure that you’ve had a doorknob or something that flies through the wall. You have a hole like this. Maybe a little bit bigger, from, you know, a door handle, or something like that. And we’re going to show you how to do a repair on that. Read more

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Video: Differentiating Quality with Drywall Mud

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

EL VERANO — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re planning a drywall project in your home, you’ll want to be aware of the different types and grades of products available. Today we’re in El Verano with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Curtis Kapple of Kapple Drywall to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Curtis Kapple: These are the main products we use. This is what we call “Blue Dot.” It’s the first coat of taping that you put on it. This is 90% glue. You can’t really sand it. It’s what the nail should be spotted with the first time and the tape should be put on with. This is “Green Dot.”

I don’t use any lightweight products, Read more

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How to Maximize the Aesthetic Value of Moulding

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

CONCORD — One of the most important yet overlooked aspects of architectural moulding installation is the role of color—not that of the moulding itself, but of the complementary wall paint. In order to make the moulding “pop,” you should make it a point to choose the right color scheme for your home.

For the best possible results, consider hiring a professional color consultant to perform an evaluation of your home’s colors. A consultant will account for the colors of your flooring, furniture, artwork, and even bedding in order to draw out the most scintillating hues and tie them together. In addition to these elements, a consultant will incorporate your moulding in the overall picture, Read more

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Video: Considerations for Moulding Installation

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

CONCORD — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re planning to install moulding in your home, make sure you consider a few pertinent factors before work begins. Today we’re in Concord with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mark Benda of Moulding Masters of California to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Mark Benda: There are four things to consider when installing moulding into your home. First is, a size and proportion, color –

One of the most important things about moulding is getting the proper colors on the walls to make the moulding pop. I would hire a professional color consultant to come over to your home and – for an evaluation of what your colors on the floor are. Read more

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