Drywall Finishing, Livermore, CA
Drywall means more than simply the gypsum panels themselves - while we all rely on the proper drywall installation to ensure that the surface is smooth and strong it is the finishing technique that defines the final look and there are a number of different approaches to achieve that. We are the masters of drywall finishing so let’s take a look at just a few of the options available to you courtesy of our drywall experts.
The drywall industry is well regulated and as part of understanding the available finishes there is a standard way of referring to finish types. So a Level 0 finish, for example, is an unfinished drywall without joint compound and Level 1 is usually intended to be unseen or for use when the desired final finish remains unknown. The levels carry on up to Level 4 which is standard smooth and Level 5 which is for use in areas with very strong lighting and gloss paints or surfaces that are the most demanding when it comes to tolerating the slightest imperfection. When we inspect the wall to be installed or finished we will discuss with you what is the appropriate level and take it from there.
We can provide perfectly smooth finishes over any area of drywall even those with difficult shapes, corners, and angles which require a lot of seam work. For satin or high gloss painted walls it is essential to have a professional flat finish because otherwise reflected light will highlight any imperfections. Count on us to deliver perfectly smooth finishes.
We don’t just do standard smooth finishes for drywall. We also go above and beyond to deliver impeccable polished plaster finishes for walls and ceilings. That includes Venetian plaster where plaster is mixed with marble dust and applied by spatula in different layers that build up before being burnished to give a marble-like finish. The beauty of Venetian plaster is that it can be applied to complex or curved shapes to create marble effects where it would be very expensive or even impossible to have those shapes carved from solid marble. We can create Venetian plaster to match any color or type of marble and render it waterproof using sealant. Ask to see examples of our Venetian plaster work - it will take your breath away.
There is practically no limit to the range of textured finishes we can install. Don’t worry if you don’t know your Slapbrush Knockdown from your Spanish Lace - we are happy to walk you through our vast range of textured finishes that range from subtle swirls to distinctive orange peel. We can also apply textured finishes over the top of older unwanted textured finishes such as the old popcorn ceilings which need to be treated with care as they often contained asbestos. Whatever type of textured finish you are after we can advise you on what will work best and help you choose before setting to work making that dream come true.