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Drywall Installers in Boston, MA

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Prescreened Drywall Installation & Replacement Services in Boston, MA

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Crystal Renovations, LLC
(603) 712-5407
Areas of Expertise
  • Remodeling
Reviews
03-30-2018
Matt C.

"Pleasant to work with, timely, and happy with their work! "

Randy Mar's Painters & Contractors
(508) 713-0785
Areas of Expertise
  • High Quality Services
  • Residential and Commercial
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Painting-Drywall-plastering-Carpentry-ceramic and vinyl tile-drop ceilings
  • Power Washing-Hardwod floor
Reviews
02-03-2017
Patrick J. in Waltham, MA

"A+. Expert work in a timely fashion. Excellent communication. "

Appleton Renovations, Inc.
(617) 449-9408
Areas of Expertise
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Painting
  • Tiling
  • Hardwood Flooring
Reviews
12-06-2012
John K. in Boston, MA

"Friendly and on time. "

DC Contracting & Handyman Services, LLC
(978) 747-8056
Areas of Expertise
  • Finish Carpentry
  • General Home Repair
  • Handyman
  • Exterior Painting
  • Interior Painting
Reviews
11-23-2015
Laura B. in Lowell, MA

"Dan and his crew were great! They rebuilt our walls and celing after mold was removed. Dan was great with communication, everything was done ...well and in the timeline given. The price was fair for the work. I would hire them again for sure! "

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Mega Building Services, LLC
(888) 425-4296
Areas of Expertise
  • Carpentry
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Exterior work
  • Basement Remodeling
  • Bathroom Remodeling
Reviews
04-19-2018
Beatrice Z.

"They were awesome! On time and did what they said they were going to do. "

Master Plastering, Inc.
(617) 449-9004
Areas of Expertise
  • Drywall - Repair
  • Plaster - Repair
  • Tile Installation
  • Carpentry Services
  • Interior House Cleaning
Reviews
04-09-2019
Carole D. in Lexington, MA

"Very professional, arrived on time for estimate and job. Men were polite and good workers. Finished job quickly, cleaned work area. Couldn t ...be happier with results. Job well done! "

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Pro One Remodeling Services
(781) 779-1199
Areas of Expertise
  • Handyman & Contracting Services
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Basement Remodeling
  • Flooring Installation
  • Painting Services
Reviews
07-02-2016
Jason P. in Cambridge, MA

"Pro Handy Man Services met every expectation you would have for a great contracting service. The quote was well priced, the communication was I ...great, the job was executed and completed promptly. On top of all that the quality of the work was fantastic! will be working with them again in the future! "

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LC Painting and Construction
(617) 610-9018
Areas of Expertise
  • Additions and Remodels
Reviews
03-21-2007
Mark W. in Beverly, MA

"The job we contract L C Painting & Construction for was a compete rehab of the second floor of our home. This included 3 bedrooms, a a room ...walk-in closet, dressing and a hallway. The entire process was completed in time and on budget. The crew was there when they promised and all work was done professionally and to our specification. From beginning to end we have been completely satisfied with LC Painting & Construction and will be using them again for additional work we require. M. Watson Beverly, MA "

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Unscreened Drywall & Plaster Contractors in Boston, Massachusetts

Bollitier Construction
44 S. St.
Holbrook, MA 02343
Cowboy General Services, Inc.
47 Locust St.
Winthrop, MA 02152
Chipman Handyman Services
23 Eames St.
North Reading, MA 01864
Richard J. Mochi & Son
47 Lyman Ave.
Boston, MA 02155
J. Martinoli & Sons / Hire a Hubby
22 Whittier St.
Haverhill, MA 01830

Things to Consider Before You Install Drywall or Sheetrock:

  • What kind of drywall project is this? (Check all that apply)

    Standard drywall installation (hang, tape, sand, and texture)
    Install (hang) drywall only
    Install moisture proof drywall (green board)
    Install Wonderboard or Durarock (backer board for tile)
    Tape and sand joints only
    Tape, sand, and texture only
    Spray texture only
    Replace popcorn acoustic ceiling spray with texture to match walls
    Don't Know
    Other
  • Which rooms of your house need drywall? (Check all that apply)

    Living room
    Dining room
    Kitchen
    Hallway
    Entry
    Bedroom(s)
    Bathroom(s)
    Family room
    Office
    Ceiling(s) only
    Stairwells
    Garage or storage room
    Other
  • What type of finish(es) do you want? (Check all that apply)

    No finish
    Fire tape only (garage, storage, work room)
    Smooth finish (no texture) to paint
    Smooth finish to apply wallpaper/faux painting techniques
    Simple texture (orange peel, knockdown)
    Complex texture (hand troweled)
    Texture to match existing drywall
    Would also like paint
    Don't Know
    Other

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Boston Drywall Installation

DIY home handymen don't shy away from many home improvement jobs, but drywall installation in Boston tends to be a project that gives some pause. Boston drywall installation is one of those jobs that might seem pretty straightforward at first glance. Unfortunately, it's not. It's true that hanging drywall is a pretty straightforward process in the grand scheme of things. However, the job of preparing that same drywall for drywall finishing in Boston is no piece of cake. Here's a few tips if you're dead set on doing your drywall yourself, as well as some information on what to expect cost- and time-wise if you end up hiring this home improvement out to a pro.

Installation for the DIYer in The Hub
If you're looking to cut costs, and have the patience to match your insistence on saving money, you can always install drywall yourself when the need arises. As mentioned above, don't go into this job expecting things to progress smoothly. If you haven't worked with drywall in the past, it's going to be a learning experience. Our best advice is to take things slowly and do your homework. Knowing that drywall is generally installed horizontally across the wall joists, for example, and that you should try to cut the drywall as close as possible at the ceiling and corners in order to prevent cracking at the joints over time, are the types of things you'll need to know before you get started if you want your project to move along swiftly and stand the test of time. Finally, while it's important that you get it right, don't forget that your focus in this first stage is on getting the drywall up, not getting it absolutely perfect. Getting things to look perfect is what the next step in the process is for.

Working With Mud
More than anything, you should know that the toughest, and messiest, aspect of working with drywall is applying the joint compound. It's going to take some practice to cover the seams so that when you paint over it there isn't any evidence of a gap or the compound present when the project is finished. Your goal is to cover the joints and the drywall tape, while at the same time smoothing the compound at the edges so that there's a seamless transition from the mud to the drywall. The only way to accomplish this is trial and error. Practice makes perfect, as they say. Once the compound has been applied, your next goal is to smooth things over. Many DIYers instinctively sand the joints down after the mud has dried. This style of Boston drywall finishing is a proven tactic, but a much easier way to create seamless joints is to go over everything with a damp sponge when it's time for drywall finishing in Boston. Not only will a sponge smooth out the irregularities, but you won't have to spend a half a day cleaning up the dust that comes hand in hand with going the sandpaper route.

The Cost of Hiring a Pro
When you add up the costs of doing it yourself versus those of hiring the job out, be sure to figure in your own time, the cost of materials and supplies, and the cost of frustration. Any drywall finishing in Boston is going to take a toll on the average Joe, and to be honest, for most homeowners this is one job that's worth the price to hire out. And how much is that price? An average drywall installation in Boston, based on the data that HomeAdvisor collects on drywall installations in Boston that we provide contractor referrals for, runs $1,200. It's not cheap; but when you consider the learning curve involved with DIY Boston drywall finishing, and the time it will take you to master the task, for most homeowners it's a no-brainer. After all, there's good reason that most GCs in Boston don't do drywall themselves. It just takes too much time and effort for those that don't do this type of work day in and day out to justify tackling the job on your own.

Project Durations
The other reason this job is often passed over by home handymen is the time that's involved if you choose to do it on your own. A drywall installation in Boston done by a do it yourselfer can take weeks or months to complete. An experienced drywall hanger, however, can get it done in a matter of days. Again, drawing from our own collected data regarding drywall installation in Boston, a pro will get the job done in an average of four days, with small jobs taking as little as a single day and large ones taking a max of 11. Compared to a weekend warrior, who has to learn the ins and outs of hanging drywall and working with joint compound on the go, hiring a pro means that your drywall installation in Boston will be done in the blink of an eye. Furthermore, you'll rest easy knowing that the job has been done right, which is a load off the mind of any Bostonian who has a major drywall installation looming in their future.