Drywall Basics
April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 2018


6-afternoon class: SUNDAYS, April , 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13th, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $400
Materials Fee: none

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You will need to bring:  No personal tools required.  All tools will be provided by Hammerstone.

Who is this class for: This class is open to women of any skill level.

Pre-requisites: none

Overview: The ubiquitous wall covering in most modern houses is drywall (sheetrock).  Done right, it’s an inexpensive, smooth, flat surface that you can customize with paint.  However, it’s tricky to get drywall right.  If you’re planning any home repairs, or just want to patch over the hole from a picture hook, it’s time to learn the tricks and techniques of proper drywall finishing and repair.  You’ll find your DIY toolkit vastly expanded if you know how to install and finish drywall.

In this class, we’ll learn how to hang and tape drywall, including interior and exterior corners while working on a sample wall.  We will learn about drywall repairs, and how to properly attach things to drywalled walls.  Each class will include some theory and some hands on practice, while the intervening weeks will give ample time for the previous coat to dry.  We will also learn about proper preparation for paint, and techniques for a flawless finish.  

Lead Instructor: Melissa Galliher, Owner: Stellar Finishes

Topics Covered:

  • Framing for drywall.
  • Cutting and hanging drywall.
  • Taping and mudding to a level 4 finish.
  • Sanding.
  • Priming.
  • Inspecting.
  • Repairing holes, large and small.
  • Proper maintenance and use of drywall surfaces (how to hang things on a drywalled wall)

Project Description: In this course, we will practice hanging and taping drywall on a sample wall provided by Hammerstone.

Take Home: none

Materials fee: none

Additional information

Payment Options

Deposit only (no lunches), Deposit only (please reserve lunches for me), Full payment (including lunches), Full payment (no lunches)

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