Module: Drywall

Mudding, Taping, Finishing and Painting

Home 9 Program 9 Drywall
  • Drywall installation techniques, requirements and specifications for residential construction
  • Measuring, cutting and fitting drywall sheets for installation on walls and ceilings
  • Cutting and installing metal corner beads to protect exterior corners
  • Installing metal and wooden stud framing and furring for interior drywall
  • Plastering walls and ceilings, using hand and power tools
  • Cutting openings in lath for heating and ventilation piping, ducts and electrical outlets
  • Installing corner beads and wire mesh around beams and joints to which plaster is to be applied
  • Preparing and cleaning surfaces using methods such as scraping and sanding
  • Repairing cracks and holes in walls using different techniques
  • Taping techniques and variety of compounds.
  • Filling joints, nail indentations, holes and cracks with joint compound using trowel and broad knife.
  • Taping over joints using taping tools.
  • Painting techniques with brush and rollers.
  • Applying successive coats of different start to finishing compounds.
  • Application of oil, acrylic, alkyd, latex based paints and stains.


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