Drywall Installation Sioux Falls SD

Local resource for Drywall Installation in Sioux Falls. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to installations, walls, drywalls, sheetrock, screws, sanding, patches, as well as advice and content on drywall contractors and information to help you do it yourself.

Benson's Painting & Wallpapering
(605) 360-5945
6361 E 41st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Home Improvement Specialist
(605) 332-8684
610 W 14th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Johnson Custom Home Design
(605) 339-0668
4500 S Florence Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Johnson Custom Home Designs
(605) 201-2222
4500 S Florence Av
Sioux Falls, SD
The Handy Ones
(605) 332-8130
3400 W 49th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Home Depot
(605) 361-7439
2523 S Louise Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Van Larr Construction
(605) 338-7180
6311 N 10th Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Huber Home Improvement
(605) 371-2345
1500 N Cliff Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
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501 South Wheatland Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
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HandymanWire - Installing Drywall Questions and Answers

Drywall Installation Pricing & Alternative to Drywalling over Stucco

We are adding a sun room on an existing patio. Two of the walls are the existing "stucco" exterior of the house and two will be newly installed exterior walls of the sunroom. My question is, how much should it cost to have drywall installed over the existing stucco wall? The walls are 18 feet and 17 feet long. On the 17 foot wall, there is a standard 6 foot doorway. Any idea how much something like this would cost?

Can't give you a price, but this should include framing new studded walls in front of the stucco walls. This makes it easier to not only hang the drywall, but also to install electrical outlets, wiring, phone
lines, cable lines...etc...Most codes require outlets be placed such that no point on the wall is more than 6 feet from an outlet or basically 12 feet between outlets. And every wall wider than 2 feet should have one.
It's much easier to install new outlets on the new studs than through the stucco...Just some thoughts...

Depending on the your situation keep in mind that it is not necessary to install drywall over stucco. The option is that you can apply a two coat plaster directly over the stucco. The end effect is same as a lath and plaster wall. The performance is superior to covering stucco with drywall because it will not leave a void where uncontrolable-controllable bug and mold can grow. Costs are considerably less. Not to mention no hanging or taping involved. However not all newer drywall contractors are knowledgeable about plastering techinques.The steps are as follows:
(1)Prep wall "depending on the condition", Wash or sandblast and patch as needed.
(2)Quickly scrape down using just about anything from an old drywall knife to a floorscraper. You are only knocking off the loose materials.
(3)Apply the first coat of plaster using a trowel. The compound can be gypsolite(best), plaster(good) or tapping compound(fair). This will leave the wall flat with imperfections due to small sand-grit impeding a completed plaster coating.
(4)Apply the final coat. Now that the base is built up you can apply the final coat without sand-grit interfering. On this coat you can simply use a drywall topping compound repair sheetrock.

Pricing: Drywall vs. Plaster

We have a very ugly, dark, paneled basement. We would like to have it ripped out and replaced with drywall or ...

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HandymanWire - Patching a hole in the wall

You can repair a large hole in a wall by fitting in a patch cut from a scrap piece of wallboard. The patch will be held in place, or backed up by a backup plate. Follow the steps and illustrations below.
  1. Use a keyhole saw or a sharp utility knife to make the hole's irregular shape an even square. This will allow the backup plate to fit behind it.
  2. Use a piece of plywood or wallboard as the backup plate. Make it about 2 inches larger than the hole. Drill a hole in the center big enough for your finger.
  3. Pass the backup plate into the hole and hold it in place while you screw into it through the wall with drywall screws while holding it in place with your finger. Or you can apply a glue around the edge to glue it in place instead of using the drywall screws.
  • Cut a patch from scrap wallboard about 1/8 inch smaller that the hole and glue it to the back up plate.
  • Fill the crack around the patch then cover the hole patch (and drywall screws if used) with joint compound.
  • When the compound is dry, sand and reapply as necessary to smooth the patch area with the wall.
  • Draw a line around the hole cut around the hole to make it square cut a backup board screw and/or glue in backup board


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    HandymanWire -Wall Questions and Answers

    How to Install New Wall

    I would like to install the wall between dining room and living room. The width would be 11 feet and height is 8.5 feet. I'll appreciate the instructions on how to do this.

    Just a wall, no doorway? Will you cover it with sheetrock?
    For an ordinary wall, use 2x4's. To make it simple, I will assume you can get two 12 foot 2x4's for the sill plate and the top plate. That would be the boards that run along the floor and the ceiling.
    Oh, let me ask, what is on the floor?? (Don't say tile) Some floors you could build the wall right on top of, like a hardwood floor, or even vinyl. But for carpet or tile, you should remove it where the wall will go.
    Ask me more about this if you have tile or carpet flooring.
    Have you ever built a wall? I am getting side tracked, but now I am not sure what sort of directions you will need.

    But you should build a wall with a single top plate nailed to the joist(s) above and a sill plate nailed to the floor below, with studs every 16 inches.
    Make sure one is nailed to the wall and two are at the end of the wall.

    Hiding Seams in Manufactured Home

    I have a manufactured home and would like to do something to the walls. They are made of a sheetrock material that is covered with a wallpaper. I have been told I could paint or texture them, my question is what do I do where the seams of the sheets meet so you can't see it.

    You should be able to apply joint compound to the seams, just as you would ordinary sheetrocked walls.

    I know that sometimes things don't stick to those walls, so try it in an out of the way place first.
    Smooth some spackle compound in, and sand it flat. After it is painted or papered, it should look just like any sheetrocked wall.

    Building a Half Wall

    I would like to build a "half" wall between the living room and dinning room. It would be 38" high
    and 4' feet long. I will cov...

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