Use 5/8” ceiling rock (4’ x 12’ if possible-less waste and lower costs) | Cost to Finish a Basement Maple Grove.
Use 1/2” wall rock (4’ x 12’ if possible-less waste and lower costs) | Finished Basement Cost Maple Grove.
If ½” Strong Rock is available for the ceiling, use it.
Corner bead should be clamped or mudded on, NO nails.
Corners and around tub should use Dura-Bond instead of standard mud, this makes those areas stronger and water resistant.
Nail the edges and screw the inside of the drywall | Basement Remodeling Maple Grove.
Drywall should not touch the concrete | Basement Renovations Maple Grove.
Drying time in between coats is required; at least one day or more if its humid, the surface must be dry but also underneath.
Use fans in each room to move the air to help with the dry time | Basement Remodel Cost Maple Grove.
Use a vacuum attached to the sander when sanding the walls | Basement Refinishing Maple Grove.
Use sweeping compound on the floor when cleaning up dust and then shop vac everything.
Ceiling is always installed perpendicular to joists and the walls are installed horizontally.
When sanding the drywall, turn off the furnace.
If possible, spray all varnish and sealer. The finished product is 100% better.
Stain is to be brushed on and wiped off with a rag | Finished Basement Ideas Maple Grove.
Always putty the nail holes before the varnish is installed | Basement Finishing Maple Grove.
Instead of using standard varnish for the final coat, use catalyzed lacquer, which is a much harder product that will last forever.
Once all woodwork is completed, it must be taped and papered off. Do not allow any freehand painting and cleanup the mess later.
If possible, enameled woodwork should be sprayed on, all joints and nails must be caulked | Basement Contractors Maple Grove.
Walls are not paint ready after the drywall is sanded, much more work is needed. After priming walls, all scratches, dents and blemishes must be spackled, sanded and re-primed before painting, if walls are eggshell, do it again, and use a halogen light shinning at an angle to spot these problem areas. More time will be spent on wall preparation than actually painting | Basement Remodeling Maple Grove.
If all the trim work and cabinets are delivered unfinished, install them first before finishing.
Use midrange to high quality paint.
With knock down ceilings, it must be painted with ceiling white paint and tinted if needed. Paint must be sprayed and not rolled. It must be sprayed; one coat in each direction or lines will show up.