After old work trenching of walls and ceilings, who patches the drywall?
A. Me or underling. B. I know a guy C. Homeowner D. Sub-contractor E. Other
I'm asking because I'm part of a general contractor crew that has several people who are very good at matching textures. I can patch holes smoothly, but to match some of those exotic textures takes experience. Those trowling guys have so much more experience and have experimented with all kinds of mixes and compounds. We're always doing remodels so everything is old work. And the home theater thing... LOTS of TRENCHING!
If you're working in an older building with plaster walls, you would be wise to exclude any damage done to the plaster for any reason. I've run into some really rotten stuff where 1/2 the wall came down while cutting in an outlet box.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Re: Who patches your drywall after?#49346 03/05/0512:22 PM03/05/0512:22 PM
... If it's sheetrock that I had to cut for a hand hole,I either keep the piece I cut out,then when done,I put a piece of furring strip behind it,and screw the cut piece to it..(to me,it's better than just leaving a hole in the wall,and it usually looks alittle neater)then I tell them it's up to them to have it spackled over and painted,or I put in a plastic single gang old work box,and put a white blank plate on it,..if esthetics is not a concern.I can't spackle to save my own hide,..so I refer a good dry-waller that I know,or usually the H.O. has their own.. Russ
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Re: Who patches your drywall after?#49348 03/05/0510:23 PM03/05/0510:23 PM
We typically avoid any repairs other than replacing a small piece of drywall we have removed. Finish and paint is always completed by others. I will let the customer know this in advance if there is to be sheetrock removal and let them know that I know a number of subcontractors that I can refer if they do not have or know of someone to do the repairs.
Re: Who patches your drywall after?#49351 03/06/0501:03 PM03/06/0501:03 PM