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Residential - Commercial - Industrial - Basements - Additions 
Kitchens - Special Projects -  Fire or Water Damage

Sheet rocking

Sheetrock Types: Regular, Fire code, Water Resistant and Mold Resistant

The methods we use:

       All sheetrock is secured using screws

        54” wide sheetrock is used to reduce the amount of joints in nine foot high rooms

        5/8” sheetrock is used on all interior ceilings and on all walls in garages to reduce movement and eliminate sagging


Ceiling Texture


Our Spray Technicians will be texturing your ceiling.  They are experienced and are able to create the look you desire.  They cover all windows and finished areas, and scrape floors when they are finished. We perform light checks on our ceilings after texture is applied, which is over and above other texture services. The Spray Technician will be able to:

  • Texture your ceiling with a popcorn finish, a knockdown finish, or smooth finish.  Click on any of these to see an example. 
  • You also have a choice of whether to have smooth walls, or to texture your walls "orange peel"

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Frequently Asked Questions:
How long will the whole process from sheet rocking to sanding take?  Depending on the size of your project (larger=longer) and the humidity (higher %=longer), the average project (a 300 sheet house) will take about 2 weeks.
What if I find imperfections in the drywall after it has been painted?
We include a 1 year (aka "year-end") warranty with all of our work, which means that after one year, our quality control technician will fix any drywall imperfection at no cost to you.  It is normal for the settling of the foundation to cause "nail pops" or stress cracks.

What are the stages of drywall finishing?
Sheet rocking will be done after the insulation installation is complete, the ceilings will be sheet rocked first. After all sheet rocking is complete, taping will begin.  Taping has three parts, the first application of mud imbeds the tape in a thin layer of mud and bonds it to the board, known as the "Tape Coat", the second coat of mud hides all tape and joints.  After allowing these 2 coats to dry, the taper will lightly sand any edges and apply the third (last) coat known as the "Finish Coat".  After this coat dries it will be ready to sand, and then to paint!

We pride ourselves on paying attention to the little things, so we have established special procedures in our stages of production
  • You have the choice between square (regular) corner bead or round (bull nose) corner bead. Square corner bead has a sharp square corner (made from metal or plastic) where as the round bead has rounded, softer appearance (made from plastic).
  • Cutouts are pre-filled and taped
  • Masking of fireplaces
  • Exposed concrete areas are covered -garage floors -patios and porches
  • Sweeping, trash and nail pick up
  • Tubs completely cleaned out
  • Prepaint touch up
  • Light check of walls and ceilings with halogen light  after first layer of paint has been applied 
  •  All large gaps and ruptures in joints will be pre-filled and taped preliminarily
  • A double layer of texture may be added to alleviate any photographing that may occur


Paint Options:

Flat, Satin, or Semi gloss

Flat paints are the most porous, and therefore hold dirt and stains more readily. These products should not be used in areas that may require frequent cleaning or will be exposed to higher levels of contaminants, such as exterior surfaces. The benefit of flat paints is the ease of touching up.

Satins and eggshells are comparable in sheen level. Less porous than flats, these products provide good wash ability and are more resistance to stains and dirt accumulation.

Semi gloss and gloss paints provide the greatest wash ability. Because of the hardness and slickness of the finish, dirt and stains are easily removed. In general, higher gloss paints are also more scratch resistant.

While higher sheen paints generally provide greater durability, they do have drawbacks. Defects, such as “dings”, scratches, and repairs, are amplified as the sheen level increases. Consequently, using a higher sheen paint may result in greater durability, but can also result in a less attractive surface (unless extensive repairs and preparation is performed).

Choosing a Color

The lighting in a room should be considered when selecting a color. Rooms with little natural light lend themselves to warmer colors (yellows and reds) to create a more open environment. Rooms with considerable natural light can benefit from cooler colors.

The use of a room should also be considered. Green is a relaxing color and lighter greens work well in study areas and bedrooms. Playrooms are enhanced with informal colors like muted oranges. Red has been found to actually stimulate appetite, which is one reason it is popular in restaurants.

Color can also change the appearance of a room’s size. Dark colors make a room feel smaller, while light colors create a feeling of spaciousness. A narrow room can be made to appear wider by painting one, or both, of the narrow walls a darker color. A light color will make a ceiling appear higher.




Carl Hanson Drywall
19580 Tamarack St NW
Cedar, MN
(763) 753-4112