Whether you do it yourself, or hire an expert, you’ll get the best results with your drywall with the help of this handy manual—now revised, with the hundreds of photographs and dia in color for the first time. Detailed instructions explain all the basic materials, most effective techniques, and special procedures needed to tackle the job. Get the rundown on building codes and inspections, installation tools, and drywall panels, fasteners, adhesives, attachment techniques, trim, and corner beads. See how to cope with problems raised by truss rises; gable, stair, and curved walls; and furred-down areas. Check out finishing tools, and learn professional secrets on moisture resistant wallboards, hand sanding, paint problems, and texturing and decorating the drywall. There’s no more thorough guide anywhere!