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Drywall Finish Levels


Finishing Levels

A designer or architect may require a unique radius or curved wall to have a matte, glossy, textured or no finish at all, and this has resulted in the construction industry adopting drywall finishing levels range 0 – 5. From proper framing, drywall sheet installation, joint treatment and taping there are 6 distinct levels to select from in order to capture the correct wall and ceiling appearance.

To determine the right level of drywall for each project, there are various factors to consider. These factors include; the desired final appearance, physical environment, type of surface illumination, type of surface angles and type of wall decorations (paint, textures, wall art). by identifying these factors, you can determine the appropriate finish level that may be required.

At Midwest we try to understand what purpose walls, curved walls and radius walls are playing in the design of each room. Understanding this allows us to provide a quality drywall solution with a detailed scope of work to accomplish the expected finishes.

Drywall Finishing Levels:

Level 0

The drywall is fastened to the framing studs without taping or mudding.

Level 1

The drywall joints and interior angles are embedded with a taping joint compound to create a smooth finish.

Level 2

One coat of joint compound is added over the fastening screws and taping.

Level 3

Two coats of joint compound are added over the fastening screws and taping.

Level 4

Three coats of joint compounds are added over the fastening screws, taping, and the joint compound is sanded afterwards to provide a smooth finish.

Level 5

A skim coat of joint compound is trowelled onto the entire surface, resulting in one uniform layer covering the entire wall. The skim coat is sanded of the excess compound to provide a smooth canvas finish.

Do you know what level might be required for your project? Our team can help you determine what would be best for your project today.

Call us at 403-277-1551