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Old 05-12-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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I currently have the drywall in my own home I am remodeling to a level 4 and am looking for someone with experience to apply USG Tuff-Hide or equal products to bring it to a lever 5.
I am located in Wesley Chapel Fl. which is in the greater Tampa Bay area. If any of you can steer me to someone that has experience I would appreciate it.
I tried my USG supplier where all of the materials came from but no luck so far.

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I've used tuff hide before, not a big fan of it. I've learned that pulling a tight float on the entire surface, then sanding and then check with a spot light upclose and touch up as needed will get you where you want, my drywall sub does a great level 5 but I'm in TX. this is what the does, not cheap by any means. I try to talk people out of it because you can never patch the wall with out having to redo the whole wall.

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Level 5 in residential. Why
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I'm not familiar with the description and details of each level of drywall finish. Can anyone enlighten me?
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http://www.gypsum.org/pdf/GA-214-M-97.pdf
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Ha ha, beat you
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And you're a moderator too.

Does that mean I get your job now?
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Lucky shot

You want this job???
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I currently have the drywall in my own home I am remodeling to a level 4 and am looking for someone with experience to apply USG Tuff-Hide or equal products to bring it to a lever 5.
I am located in Wesley Chapel Fl. which is in the greater Tampa Bay area. If any of you can steer me to someone that has experience I would appreciate it. I tried my USG supplier where all of the materials came from but no luck so far.

Thanks
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Brad, You could message Willie T on here.
He's in St. Petersburg. But, Willie might be able to steer you in the right direction.

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Level 5 in residential. Why
This is something my DW contractor is pushing to give me a great smooth finish based on the request of mine to have virtually flawless walls. I had never heard of it prior to this.
I have always sponged the entire wall with water and a bit of compound to lay down any scuffed paper then primed and touched up from there.
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I've used tuff hide before, not a big fan of it. I've learned that pulling a tight float on the entire surface, then sanding and then check with a spot light upclose and touch up as needed will get you where you want, my drywall sub does a great level 5 but I'm in TX. this is what the does, not cheap by any means. I try to talk people out of it because you can never patch the wall with out having to redo the whole wall.
That is a good point about repairs. I would think it would be the same for both Tuff Hide or skim coat and sanding. I wish I didn't dislike texture so much.
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Level 5 is unnecessary in a home. Most homes get level 3 at best. Your drywall guy is pushing this because it makes sense for him. Get more estimates.

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If the customer wants lvl 5 give it to him. Maybe he wants furniture quality walls. Jeeze I hope you guys don't tell you clients you don't need the best.

Aaron with Integrity finishes of Tampa may be able to help you. If not he can recommend a qualified contractor that can.
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If the customer wants lvl 5 give it to him. Maybe he wants furniture quality walls. Jeeze I hope you guys don't tell you clients you don't need the best.

Aaron with Integrity finishes of Tampa may be able to help you. If not he can recommend a qualified contractor that can.
I agree if thats what they want give it to them and charge accordingly, I figured this might be a HO that doesnt know the difference. I just saw a guy want level 5 finish and then a heavy hand texture over it. He had three pages of scope of work just for the drywaller, this is for a house mind you nothing tricky.
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Level 5 is unnecessary in a home. Most homes get level 3 at best
That is sadly true. But if you read the book, you'll learn that Level 3 should be the minimum where a textured wall is the final finished product
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Your drywall guy is pushing this because it makes sense for him. Get more estimates.]
It's the OP's own house. I'm sure he knows what he wants
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This is something my DW contractor is pushing to give me a great smooth finish based on the request of mine to have virtually flawless walls. I had never heard of it prior to this.
I have always sponged the entire wall with water and a bit of compound to lay down any scuffed paper then primed and touched up from there.
I use a drywall guy that pushes the same thing on remodels. But only near areas where it is transitioning to the old walls, if I'm taping an entirely new room, then I will only tape the seams. You have to look at your focal points too when you judge how much mud is needed where. Don't do a level 5 in a closet, I'm sure your drywall guy would agree.
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If the customer wants lvl 5 give it to him. Maybe he wants furniture quality walls. Jeeze I hope you guys don't tell you clients you don't need the best.

Aaron withIntegrity finishes of Tampa may be able to help you. If not he can recommend a qualified contractor that can.
I spoke with Aaron yesterday and the guy he knows that does is won't drive the 45-60 min it would take to get here. That's his choice, no bad feelings here.
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I use a drywall guy that pushes the same thing on remodels. But only near areas where it is transitioning to the old walls, if I'm taping an entirely new room, then I will only tape the seams. You have to look at your focal points too when you judge how much mud is needed where. Don't do a level 5 in a closet, I'm sure your drywall guy would agree.
Yea, I'm pretty obcessed but the closets would be a bet much. I talked with a highly recomended painter yesterday. He is going to come by on Sat to give me some information on different products and cost.

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