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Services

Services ThumbWe offer many diffrerent service options.  Please read more below to find out some of what we can do.

Repairs

Some of the services that are offered by JB Custom Drywall for repairs are: nail pops, hollow seams, humped seams, cracks, imperfections, bubbled tape, cracked and bubbled angles, spider cracking, cracked/popped corner bead, and water damaged drywall. However, the list is not limited to what is seen here and JB Custom Drywall is always willing to work with a customer on any specific repairs that they might be interested in. For further inquiries do not hesitate to reach out to us via the phone number listed on this site or via the "start your project" link found on almost every page

Plaster Restoration

To find out more about Plaster Restoration projects please call us at the number provided on our website. Because plaster is a product that is not used as often as it once was, it is a project that requires an experienced eye to determine the best way to restore the plaster work in homes that have plaster on the wall. The most efficient way to get an accurate quote from JB Custom Drywall is to have one of our estimators come out and look at the plaster restoration work first hand.

Wallpaper Removal

Wallpaper removal is something that can make things very difficult if not done correctly. Depending upon different factors wallpaper can be very easy, or very difficult, to remove from the wall. For wallpaper that comes off very easily it can typically be peeled off the wall without too much difficulty. However, if the drywall does not come off the wall very easily a steamer is usually the best method to remove wallpaper from the existing surface. A wallpaper steamer helps remove wallpaper by using moisture from the steam to loosen the glue that is holding it to the wall. Once wallpaper is removed from the wall the most important step is to apply a problem surface sealer. A problem surface sealer is important because is prevents any lingering wallpaper glue from bubbling over time. If problem surface sealer is not applied to the surface, and the wallpaper glue bubbles, it causes anything applied to it to bubble as well. After a problem surface sealer is applied then the surface is usually skimmed over and then can be finished in any way desired.

Level 5 Finish

A level 5 finish is a method for finishing drywall where the entire surface of walls and/or ceilings are completely smooth, meaning that there are no textures. In a smooth finish there are varying degrees, which is where the level 5 comes from. In most residential settings a level 4 smooth finish is the industry standard because a level 5 finish tends to be much more expensive. However, JB Custom Drywall is still willing to complete a level 5 finish in a residential setting if that is what the customer would like.

A level 5 finish is obtained through two different methods. One of the methods is using drywall mud to cover the wall in a very thorough skim coat. The other method that can be used is purchasing a leveling product and spraying it onto the drywall surface. In the end, the main goal is to eliminate all tool marks without the aid of a texture and to make sure that no seams or screws are visible.

Skimming

Skimming is a technique used in the drywall trade to cover larger areas of existing drywall, or plaster, with multiple coats of drywall mud. This is a technique that can be utilized for a number of different reasons: covering an area that was previously wallpapered, covering a sealing primer to allow new paint to be used, covering an unwanted texture, and covering a wall with major imperfections. Once an existing surface is skimmed with drywall mud that area can then be treated like any other finished drywall project; it can be done to a smooth finish or sprayed with a drywall texture.

Wall Lamination

Drywall lamination is a process that lives up to its name. It is the process of taking new sheets of drywall and covering areas that want to be hidden/changed. Some examples of areas that JB Custom Drywall can laminate over are: wall paneling, old plaster work, wallpapered walls, and vinyl surfaces. In drywall lamination any size of drywall can be used from: 1/4" thick to 5/8" thick and any desired length. However, one piece that needs to be considered in drywall lamination are window and door jambs. If an area already has an existing surface on the walls the lamination process will change the overall wall thickness. If a wall's thickness changes then there is a possibility that new jambs would need to be installed to compensate for the change in thickness. Otherwise, once an area has new drywall laminated over the old covering it becomes like any new drywall project with finishing, sanding, and texturing.

Drywall Taping and Finishing

Drywall Taping and Finishing ThumbOnce the drywall is hung, the next step in the drywall process is taping and finishing. Taping and finishing is a process that is done in multiple steps: from placing tape on an area where there was drywall work done, to sanding out rough imperfections in the drywall mud. However, regardless of how many steps there are in the process of taping and finishing drywall, it still takes practiced skill and a patient hand to get the job done right. It is not as simple as just putting on drywall tape and then putting drywall mud over the tape.

Drywall "finishers" start the process off by using different kinds of drywall tape to: cover seams, strengthen corner bead adhesion, and cover small holes. Important to note are the different types of tapes that a drywall "finisher" can use: mesh tape, paper tape, and strait-flex (used for off angles). After tape is applied on all of the areas necessary, the "finisher" moves on to placing multiple coats of drywall mud over the desired area. The coats of drywall mud are done one after another. Each application of mud covers a little more area to ensure that the finished product is strong enough to withstand shifting over time and to ensure that the areas are level.

Even though a large portion of the taping and finishing work completed by JB Custom Drywall is done with the more traditional method of "hand finishing" (drywall knifes and a drywall pan) there are also tools available to help speed up the process for larger jobs. Some of the different tools that JB Custom Drywall utilizes to help complete bigger projects (typically more than 30 sheets) are: banjos and boxes. A banjo is a tool used for taping that houses the roll of drywall tape along with drywall mud to more quickly apply the tape, and mud, along seams. A box works on the premise of placing a pump in drywall mud and then working that pump to force the drywall mud through tubes to a wide box holder that spreads the mud. A drywall "finisher" then takes the box and runs it along a seam to apply multiple coats much more quickly than by hand.

After a drywall finisher has applied the necessary number/amount of coats they wait for the mud to dry and then sand down the drywall mud. As mentioned earlier, the sanding process is important for removing any imperfections, bubbles, or bumps that may have existed in the multiple coats of drywall mud. This sanding process is normally done with: sponge sanders for detail sanding and vacuum power sanders for larger areas. The amount of sanding ultimately depends upon what sort of texture/finish the drywall project calls for. After the drywall "finisher" has sanded all of their work, that is typically the end of their process. However, many drywall "finishers" are also skilled enough to complete multiple different types of drywall textures. (For an example of the different kinds of textures we offer please reference our custom textures section.)

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