This revised version of Drywall gives readers information on new tools and materials and techniques that Myron has field-tested since the last revision in 2008. For the first time the book also includes a bound-in DVD with tips and techniques for hassle-free drywall installation. Drywall, 4th Edition, offers the very latest information with the familiar easy-to-use format that made the first three editions such great successes.
In this colorful, informative book you'll find everything you've ever wanted to know about drywall installation -- starting from how to plan the job, through estimating materials, to the types of tools and materials available today. You'll learn how to hang drywall on practically every type of surface, how to tape practically any type of joint, and how to sand and texture for a perfect surface.
You'll find the answers to elaborate hanging techniques -- like off-angle corners, curved walls and barrel ceilings, archways, butted seams, bullnose corners, butting drywall to different surfaces, multilayered applications, cement board, control joints and even decorating ideas you may have never seen before -- like using drywall for wainscoting and multilayer ceilings.
Then there's a section on repairing holes, cracks, water damage and stains to bring them to complete restoration. Also includes information on painting, texturing and wall covering to help you complete the process.
A new chapter has been added to this best-selling book on drywall installation techniques, including new, sound-deadening materials for soundproofing you can apply to any room.