Drywall mud and texture

Drywall being installed in Kitchen Remodel

Step # 55 in the Remodelormove.com Kitchen Remodel Planner

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From a cosmetic standpoint installation of the drywall, mud and texture is a huge step for most homeowners.  Drywall encloses the walls and ceilings of your home to hide all the insulation, framing, electrical and plumbing and in just one day will transform your construction project to rooms!

Most drywall is covered with paper that is white or gray.  Some drywall is green or purple or other special colors and is typically used for applications where there is high humidity or a chance the drywall could get wet – typically in shower and bath tub enclosures.

Drywall, mud and texture – take a few pictures!

There are several reasons to take pictures of the walls and ceiling before the drywall goes in.  First is that it is helpful to know where the wiring and pipes are located.  Once the drywall is in the wiring and pipes become buried and if you ever need to locate them the pictures can be helpful.  Another good reason to take a few pictures is that the installers often cover a switch, outlet or recessed light with drywall and forget to cut the drywall to expose the box or fixture!  With your pictures of the location of these boxes and fixtures you can easily compare before and after photos and determine if any outlets, switches or fixtures are missing.

After the drywall is in, there may be an inspection for the nail spacing. Drywall plays a big part in the strength of your homes walls. After this inspection the walls can then received their texture. Which texture you will have is determined by many factors – often it is to match the rest of your home – sometimes it is to save money since certain wall textures are much more expensive to apply than others.