Installing drywall looks deceptively straightforward and easy, but it takes skill, training and lots of practice to get a smooth, even result for a wall or ceiling. It’s often said drywalling is done easily, but it’s not easily done. If the drywall isn’t properly hung and finished correctly, any imperfections will be clearly visible in the finished wall. No amount or color of paint, even by the best painting professional, will hide shoddy drywall work.
Any experienced drywall finishing contractor can do the manual work required to cover a framed wall with drywall. But the difference between a professional and everyone else is that a professional can simply walk through and look at the space to be drywalled, especially if the space is a blank slate of stud walls and open ceiling, and know what to look for before they ever pick up a piece of sheetrock, such as:
· Identifying potential issues that will need to be corrected or worked around, such as where additional framing may be required to allow sheetrock to be attached and supported.
· Seeing where special care and techniques may be needed to assure a clean, finished look. For example, regardless of how skilled the professionals were who framed the house, the lumber they were given to use naturally has ridges, low spots, and other imperfections that they can’t do anything about. But a skilled drywall professional knows how to overcome those imperfections to make sure the finished wall or ceiling looks like a seamless unit.