An adhesive is something that will cause two or more materials to bond together.
All purpose compound is a powder that is mixed with water and is then used for covering joints and setting tape.
Backing board is gypsum wallboard which is used as the first layer in a several layer wall system.
Base coat is the base coat of compound used when you are going to apply multiple coats.
Baseboard is the finishing trip put in where the walls and the floor meet.
Beveled edge is the edge of a wallboard panel which is tapered.
Blister is the joint tape that is not bonded.
Bullnose is the finished edge that is curved.
Butt joint is made when two pieces of wallboard butt up to each other.
Chalk line is a tool that is made up of string and powdered chalk. It is used to make a straight line on a surface.
Control joints relieve the stress which is caused by large ceiling and walls.
Corner bead is sheet metal that is placed in the corners of drywall on the outside corners before the mud is put on.
Dimple is the indention left on sheetrock when a nail is hit by a hammer.
Drywall primer is a material that fills pores and areas.
Drywall is a panel that is covered with paper and made of compressed gypsum. Drywall is used in most homes.
Also known as: wallboard, gypsum board
Field is the area of drywall that is measured.
Fire taping is the taping the joints in the drywall to stop any paths where fire may begin and travel. After the tape is applied, it is finished with a coat of compound.
Also known as: fire tape
Fire wall is a wall or partition that is designed to stop the spread of fire.
Also known as: fire walls, firewall
Furring is strips of metal or wood that are used on a wall to be a fastener so that the finishing material can be attached.
Greenboard is drywall that is water resistant.
Gypsum is a soft mineral that is used for making drywall or sheetrock.
Insulation is used in walls to help keep heat or cool in and also to help control sound.
Also known as: insulate
Mud is used to cover sheetrock and joints and for texture.
Also known as: joint compound
Polyvinyl resin adhesive is used to seal drywall.
Also known as: PVA, drywall sealer
Ripper are strips of drywall that are narrow.
Score is to use a knife to lightly make a line on a surface so that it is “scored” to be easily cut or broken.
Also known as: scored, scoring
Seam is a drywall joint that has been taped.
Skim coat is a thin coat that is “skimmed” over the surface to fill in any imperfections.
Texture is the treatment of drywall to create texture on the surface.
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Topping joint compound is a material that is used for sanding the 2nd and 3rd coats.