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What should be included in drywalling?

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What should be included in drywalling?

Hi guys,

Working with a contractor on a mini home reno project. Included in the scope of work is drywalling in a room. What should I expect to be included in the scope of drywalling? Like should I expect the quote to include painting and baseboards? Or is that usually separate from the quote?

I will talk to him about it Monday, but wanted to get others thoughts as well.

Thank you
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tofueater wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 11:20 am
Hi guys,

Working with a contractor on a mini home reno project. Included in the scope of work is drywalling in a room. What should I expect to be included in the scope of drywalling? Like should I expect the quote to include painting and baseboards? Or is that usually separate from the quote?

I will talk to him about it Monday, but wanted to get others thoughts as well.

Thank you
Paint and trim will definitely be separate

The only thing I would assume to be included in “drywalling” would be hanging the drywall, taping and mudding
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Red_Army wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 12:48 pm
Paint and trim will definitely be separate

The only thing I would assume to be included in “drywalling” would be hanging the drywall, taping and mudding
This. Basically, if he’s doing the drywalling, it should be ready to prime when he’s done. But it doesn’t deal with the trim at all.

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Some drywallers don't even mud and tape.
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Drywalling is just hanging the drywall. You have tapers doing the taping then Sanders just sanding. But smaller projects you might have one guy doing it all

Usually people who don't have much skill will just hang the drywall and get someone to tape and mud and sand
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Might include tape/mud/sanding....but make sure that's clear in the contract.

Painting and baseboard would most definitely NOT be part of drywalling. Again, make sure your contract is clear so there are no surprises (well, fewer surprises I suppose).
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Include primer so the drywaller can see and fix imperfections easier. Be tough to get him back after you did the primer

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