Drywall and Plaster

All About Old Plaster Walls

Up until the 1950s most homes in America did not have drywall. The walls of old homes were typically made of a much different product called plaster. Plaster walls are thicker and stronger than their successor, drywall, and though they have faded into history there are many old homes that still proudly display their plaster walls. Here's some of...
Jan 10, 2015 |

Installing Drywall

Drywall was invented by the U. S. Gypsum Company in 1916, which still exists today and remains one of the top producers of the product. It was first sold as fireproof tiles before being sold as a single layer of gypsum in between two sheets of heavy paper.  Gypsum is a sulfate mineral that looks like white sand and contains large amounts of...
Jan 10, 2015 |

Drywall Plastering - A Great New Method

Drywall Plastering is often replaced with other forms of traditional plastering because it is labor intensive and expensive as well. The old fashioned plaster on wood needs three coats of plaster and it may not be within the skill of many people to do it, and needs professionals most of the time to do even the repair work.
Jan 10, 2015 |

Why Drywall

Drywall was developed as a replacement for lath and plaster construction. This was a method wherein; the studs were covered by wood lath strips nailed to the 2x4s and spaced a half inch or so apart; covered with wire mesh; covered with a brown coat of plaster - this is the foundation for the wall; and then a smooth thin white final coat of plaster...
Dec 11, 2014 |

Hometime: Drywall

Information resources include how-to instructions, product manufacturer listings, and safety guidelines.
Jun 1, 2016 |

Berg Drywall, LLC

Specializes in commercial drywall, metal framing, insulation and plaster applications.
May 18, 2016 |

Commercial Drywall, Inc.

Providing installation of drywall and steel stud framing, steel roof trusses, plaster, stucco and EIFS.
May 18, 2016 |

Custom Drywall, Inc.

Offering drywall systems, direct-applied exterior finish system, exterior insulation finish system.
May 18, 2016 |

Desert Drywall Supply, LLC

Supplier of drywall, wallboards, insulation, acoustical ceiling products, trims, tools, metal framing, construction fasteners, and mud and plaster products.
May 18, 2016 |

Regency Wallcraft

Wallcovering Installation and Removal by Regency Wallcraft - Residential and Commercial Interiors - 38 Years Experience - Serving Central Ohio: Columbus, Delaware, Dublin, Gahanna, Westerville & Neighboring Communities.
Mar 17, 2016 |

Frye Construction Inc.

Provides plaster, drywall, framing and fireproofing services to commercial customers.
Mar 17, 2016 |

Berger Bros., Inc.

The top lath, plaster and drywall contractors in California. 3-coat gypsum and interior veneer finish, exterior conventional cement, acrylic and E.I.F.S. systems. Cementitious fireproofing in both Monokote and Cafco systems.
Mar 17, 2016 |

Pick a Colour

pickacolourpainting.ca offers residential painting service, commercial painting service, interior painting, exterior paintingin durham region.
Mar 17, 2016 |

Ask the Builder: Drywall

Answers to questions about installing drywall.
Mar 17, 2016 |

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