Drywall is finished, now what???

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Keith M., Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Keith M.

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    Well, the contractors said they are finished drywalling my theater...

    Looks pretty messy in there!![​IMG] I have to clean all the dried plaster on the floors/cutouts/lights and throw all the scraps out...

    They did a good job as far as I can tell, just very messy!!

    What drywall primer/sealer should I use before actually painting?

    Should I go ahead and hang the door before trim work and carpet or after?
     
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    very good advice...

    Thanks!![​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm... That isn't the order I did mine in:

    Drywall
    Paint
    Ceiling
    Carpet
    Doors
    Trim

    If you paint with no trim then there is nothing to tape off. As far as stretching, the carpet guy simply used a 2x4 as a backer when power stretching so he wouldn't hurt the walls. Turned out great.

    Just sewing confusion and chaos. [​IMG]
     
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    Which chop saw/miter saw should I get? I only need it for trim work, and will probably never use it again...


    Which is the most reasonably priced models? How much are they? Is it difficult to use? My only experience so far is w/ a circular saw...
     
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    The ceiling I put in was a drop ceiling. No scratches at all. As long as you are careful having the advantage of painting before putting in the ceiling assures that you don't get paint on the wall molding.

    Take care.
     

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