Drywall Taping in Las Vegas, NV
Taping is always required for applying drywall in a new build. Sometimes taping is needed for repairs too. There’s a lot more that goes into taping than most people realize. Taping is one of the more complicated skills the art of hanging drywall calls for. As leading experts in drywall taping in Las Vegas and the local market, we are very skilled when it comes to drywall taping so you never have to worry when you trust us with your project. Taping occurs once the drywall work has been lined up into its proper place and the seams and joints are ready to be hidden so they won’t show through. The process of taping is one area that set the pros and the amateurs apart. Drywall taping is the process of using paper tape and joint compound to cover drywall joints. The goal of drywall taping is to create seamless work where the walls show no evidence of the unsightly drywall joints underneath once they are completed.
Mesh vs. Tape: What’s the Difference?
Drywall tape is made of paper and is not self-sticking. Joint compound adheres it to the wall and is used over drywall joints in order to hide them. The rigidity of paper tape is able to create a strong surface.
Fiberglass drywall mesh is flexible and strong as well. While tape works best on some projects, mesh works best on others. Sometimes, a combination is the ultimate way to go. We are pros when it comes to deciphering which is the best for each individual project and are highly skilled when it comes to applying both.
The Taping Process Our Team Uses
Our drywall company has perfected the taping process. They are as follows:
- First, we apply a layer of thick joint compound into a trough (the area between two drywall pieces). The ideal thickness is around an inch.
- Skillfully, we press the tape with compound on it into the seam, pressing on it every foot or less to ensure it sticks properly and without wrinkles or seams.
- We carefully smooth the tape until the joints that are located between the drywall sheets can’t be seen. We also make sure none of the tape’s edges are sticking up.
- We allow the compound to thoroughly for 24 hours, depending on the humidity in the air.
- Then, we apply another coat of the joint compound and allow it to dry for another 24 hours or longer. A third coat is them applied and allowed to dry.
- We sand the seams with sand paper or sanding mesh. We are careful to conduct this step with the utmost precision so all of the seams are totally smooth.
- Lastly, we clean the walls so that all of the dust created during the sanding process is removed.
Once the above steps have been implemented, it’s time to stand back and examine the work. Only when it is perfect are the finishing touches applied. We aren’t easy on ourselves. We demand excellence in taping and in all other phases of our drywall projects. Our customers deserve the best and that’s exactly we deliver.