Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. October 5, - Published on Amazon. Verified Purchase. This book is very attractive, with lots of pictures and appears to be well-organized. The problem is, a good bit of the book focuses on shallow descriptions of tools and things and very little emphasis on technique and practical applications of drywall, taping and mudding. There are other important items of consideration that are left out altogether, including how to deal with warped studs and situations where you have to make drywall repairs.
I was extremely disappointed after reading the entire book, to only pick up about a half-dozen basic tidbits of knowledge.
There's no real "insider secrets" to doing certain repairs. You'd be better off watching DIY shows on television than reading this book. April 23, - Published on Amazon. I'm definatelly a beginner with some skill, not afraid to try something new; especially as a new home owner of a "fixer-upper".
Your tips certainly have made me understand as to why I was not getting the results that I wanted, being a prefectionist and all.
Let's just say that more careful planning and patience should improve my results dramatically. If you happen to write another revised edition in the future, it would be great if you would implement some examples on how to match drywall to old, rough plaster walls, such as repairing old plaster walls with drywall, assuming you want to save them , transitioning the two, old and new world materials together and skimcoating so that there is a complete wall again.
I found this to be a bit challenging because the thickness of the old plaster and lath wall wasn't always uniform; therefore, the drywall and plaster joints thicknesses could not line up correctly in most cases.
Both shimming and shaving had to be done to achieve a good result. Where I live in Northern New England, there are a lot of homes built around with such walls that are mostly in great condition and are worth saving, but may need some repairing by the floor area or around doors and windows.
I found drywalling such repairs to be more cost effective than calling in a Plaster. Home Subscribe. View full details.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 18, Laura Kyahgirl rated it really liked it Shelves: educational , how-to , non-fiction , diy. Doing a large job over a fairly long time span under different conditions warm, cold, etc gives rise to interesting issues with the mud and getting a nice finish.
I foun 3. I found a lot of answers by consulting on line forums and blogs but I think a chapter on the chemistry and properties of drywall compound would have been an important addition. September I enjoyed this book. The style of the author is comfortable to read and engaging.
nalipesasu.ga He has enough personal info in there that you can actually believe he learned to do drywalling by trial and error. He also has enough technical info in there that you can feel confident to at least give it a whirl.
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Like any craft, or hobby, or DIY project, it is largely a matter of how patient and determined the student is that determines the results. I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to try finishing their own drywall.
But, start in a place where no one is going to be doing close inspections. Like my laundry room Jan 13, Eric Bell rated it it was ok. This book has photos and guides to putting drywall in a variety of places and working through several difficult drywall problems. If you're a do it yourself type, it would be helpful, but only with odd problems or if you're new to drywalling.
Pascal Amyot rated it really liked it Oct 11, Christopher rated it liked it Aug 16,