As we’ve said many times before, drywalling is an art, and as with any art, it takes a trained professional who has put a lot of hours into his practice to do it well.
Just ask any DIYer who has tried to pick up drywalling with no prior training or experience. They will have a hard time making everything look seamless, and an almost impossible time achieving a level 5 finish.
It’s part of the reason why we made our quiz, “Test Your Drywalling IQ” — to test how well our audience knows drywalling.
So today, we wanted to take a look at all the times someone should have called a professional drywaller:
Random dabs of tape, an uneven hodgepodge mix of drywall, put together as if it were a jigsaw. It looks as if he (or she) recycled his leftover drywall parts and made it work (sort of).
At least this person decided NOT to drywall themselves, opting instead for the cardboard instant fix. Extra points for the “stay out” written on it.
This one is something special. It looks as if someone let a faucet of mud out at the top, and it slowly careened over the edge, drying in place. Saying whoever is on sanding duty will have their work cut out for them would be a massive understatement.
A for effort, B for confidence, F for final presentation. Calling a professional drywaller, one who can teach you how to to properly feather and sand, would have been heavily advised here.
There’s a lot going on in this drywalling fail and we don’t know what‘s the worst part: the final paint job, the mold, the giant gash on the ceiling, or the drywall work.
Another one where it looks like the joint compound wasn’t feathered or sanded properly. Once the final layer of paint is on, this sticks out like a thore thumb. Plus, the colour on the left, compared to the colour on the right, is off.
A textbook example of how NOT to replace a door, but from the looks of the picture, that’s the least of their worries.
We’re going to have to go out on a limb and give props to the owner of this Macgyver-like solution. When you don’t have the time to call a professional drywaller, why not turn it into an art piece?
We’re having trouble wrapping our heads around what happened here. Are those stairs still functional on the other side? Did the drywaller decide to just halfheartedly cover them up?
This one is terrifying and we hope no one got hurt, but at least they were wearing eye protection.
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