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Drywall installation

What Finish Right Construction Offers

 Drywall has a massive visual impact on any room. People often underestimate the value of drywall and cut corners by hiring inexperienced contractors , trying DIY installations or using cheaper materials. Our aim is to offer value-for-money services so that our clients get high-quality drywall installation and repair at very cost-effective price points. You don’t need to sacrifice your weekend to install drywall yourself. Just give us  a call at finish right construction and you won’t be disappointed with the results. We have hung drywall in  residential houses to commercial school buildings. You can rest easy knowing whatever size project you have we can get the job done. 

With are commercialized automatic mud and tape equipment we can guarantee a professional finish every time.

 Our company was founded by Jacob Phifer, Established in Lincoln city Oregon. Since then, we’ve been dedicated to providing comprehensive drywall construction and repair services to our clients. Over the years, we are slowly becoming a trusted choice among the locals. They know that we offer good quality services at reasonable rates. 

  We work hard to maintain this trust and reputation. In these times of increasing competition, we firmly believe that nothing short of excellence will help us stay ahead. We are known for the quality of our workmanship, our honesty, integrity, and reliability. Our company develops a relationship with our customers and we want them to get the best deal and the best services possible.  

Comprehensive Drywall Solutions

We offer comprehensive drywall services, including everything from installation to finishing. We’re fully capable of handling all sorts of projects, big and small. It doesn’t matter if you just want to get a small crack on your drywall repaired, we will do it for you.

We’re also experts at creating custom drywall textures and effects. If your wall looks bland and dull, we can brighten it with different textures and effects. That would add the interest look, to an otherwise uninteresting area of your room. If you’re uncertain about the effect you want to have on your drywall, you can consult with our experts about it. They will offer recommendations that would help achieve the results you want or that would fit in with your décor.

Experience and Current Knowledge

We have considerable experience in this industry, but we’re also committed to evolve with it. Our team makes it a point to learn all of the new techniques, familiarize themselves with new products, and understand the latest trends. This helps us fulfill our customers’ requests and give them the best possible results.

we produce high quality finishes whether its smooth wall, orange peel texture or a brocade finish. When it comes to drywall installation we put are pride into it. 

We also do drywall repairs big or small we do it all.

Call us today for a free estimate.


installing a fire rated ceiling for Lincoln County School District

installing a fire rated ceiling for Lincoln County School District

how to select your drywall

finish right construction can help you select your drywall and other material needs.


Drywall History
Before drywall, builders nailed lengths of wood, called lath, to the studs and then applied several coats of plaster to that for a smooth finish. As many of us with old houses can attest, lath and plaster walls can last a long time but they’re hard to deal with if you’re having rewiring, insulation, and plumbing needs.

U.S. Gypsum developed a way to sandwich plaster between two paper faces and make wallboard as early as World War I, but the manpower shortage of World War II is what really made it catch on.

Choosing the Right Drywall
Drywall comes in various thicknesses. For interior walls, one-half-inch works fine but won’t stand up to heavy abuse. Five-eighth-inch is required for fire hazard walls like garages and basement entrys. Standard paper-faced drywall is grey and comes in 4×8 or 4×12 sheets, designed to make it easy to cover from stud to stud with minimal cutting.

Cutting Drywall
Even cutting is made easy. Most drywall scores and snaps with a simple utility knife. Holes can be cut by hand with a short keyhole saw or a small rotary tool.

Mold-Preventing Drywall
Special fiberglass-faced drywall was introduced to help prevent mold problems that can develop when traditional paper-faced drywall gets wet. This new product finishes just like paper-faced drywall with tape and joint compound. Behind tile, in bathrooms and in other wet areas, it’s important to use cement board. This denser product is waterproof and faced with fiberglass mesh that wont degrade or mold when it gets wet.

Installing 4 1/2 x 12 foot 5/8, drywall. The biggest size available, requires 2 people to install.

Installing 4 1/2 x 12 foot 5/8, drywall. The biggest size available, requires 2 people to install.

Columbia drywall taper in action

Selecting drywall mud and application.

What drywall mud should you use?

 Last time you visited the local hardware store or big box home improvement store looking for drywall mud you may have been puzzled by the variety. Do all joint compounds work the same or should you use a certain type of mud for certain applications? Let's discuss the two basic categories of mud and then we can break down the choices within these two categories. This article is not meant as a review of any brand or recommendation of a certain product line, rather this is a general discussion that applies to many different brands of drywall compound. 


Quick-setting or "hot" mud.

Quick-setting drywall mud comes in powdered form usually in plastic lined paper bags. The plastic lining keeps moisture out and preserves freshness. Keeping the powdered mud dry is critical. When water comes in contact with hot mud it begins an irreversible chemical reaction that causes the mud to harden. Once quickset mud hardens you cannot reuse it. If a bag of hot mud contains even a few small parts of hardened mud, it can render the entire bag unusable. Hardened lumps of hot mud cause scratches in drywall seams and make it very difficult to create truly smooth finishes.

Hot mud set time

When it comes to hot-mud, there is a difference between hardening and drying. Hot mud hardens by means of a chemical reaction. Manufacturers mix different amounts of hardening agents into the material causing it to set up at different times. Hot mud is packaged according to the time it takes to harden. For example, quick-setting drywall mud is sold in packages labeled 5-minute, 20-minute, 45-minute, 90-minute or higher. This refers to the length of time it takes from when the powder comes in contact with water to when it hardens and can be recoated.

Actual working time is generally less than the time listed. For example, 45-minute hot mud may begin to set up in 30-35 minutes. The working time can vary slightly depending on a few factors. High humidity or cooler temperatures causes hot mud to take longer to set. Hot dry conditions can cause 5-minute mud to set before you even get a chance to spread it on your patch. If you need quick-setting drywall powder to set up faster than normal, using hot water when mixing will usually do the trick.


Pre-mixed drywall mud

The other main category of drywall mud is pre-mixed drywall mud. It is what most people think of when referring to drywall mud. Pre-mixed drywall mud is sold in either 4.5 gallon buckets or in boxes/cartons containing a plastic bag of mud. Most often, the boxes of mud are also 4.5 gallons in volume but occasionally you will find 3.5 gallon boxes. Therefore, if you see a box of drywall mud that seems cheeper than most, make sure to check the volume. Pre-mixed drywall mud is, as the name indicates, pre-mixed and ready to use.

Pre-mixed drywall mud is almost always thinned with water before using. The amount of water used depends on how the mud will be applied. For example, bedding in tape requires a thinner than normal consistency. A thin consistency is also needed when using automatic taping tools to allow a smooth flow of mud through the drywall mud pump. However, if it is too thin, it will be difficult to spread and will shrink back, creating voids. Texture mud is the thinnest of all. It takes time and training to understand what consistency of mud should be used with each application.


When shopping for drywall mud you may notice different types of pre-mixed mud. The three most commonly used are "all purpose", "lightweight all purpose" and "topping". There are of course several other types of joint compound available however these are the most common.

All Purpose Joint Compound

All purpose drywall mud, as the name indicates, is made for all applications. All purpose mud has bonding agents that increase the holding power of drywall tape so it is good for bedding in seams. It is sometimes used to first coat seams and corner beads. It is not often used as a finish coat because it is more difficult to sand than "lightweight all purpose" joint compounds. However some professionals will use it in limited applications for finish coat because it creates a durable finish. The downside is that it is harder to sand and therefore, the finishing has to be of very good quality.

Lightweight All Purpose Joint Compound

Lightweight all purpose drywall mud, as the name indicates, is made for all applications yet is lighter in weight than all purpose mud. Many pros believe that lightweight joint compound contains less binding agents and therefore is inferior when taping seams. However, it is hard to know for sure since manufacturers don't openly publish comprehensive lists of drywall mud ingredients. Lightweight compound is often used for first and second coat of seams and corner bead. It is almost always used as a finish coat because of its ease of sanding.

Topping compound

Topping compound is used less often then all purpose or lightweight mud. It can be used to top coat seams and corner bead. It is not recommended for taping joints. The color of topping is whiter than all purpose and even whiter than lightweight all purpose. It is many times used for texture applications.

Are joint compounds compatible with one another?

Generally speaking, they are compatible with one another. Joint compounds can be used over each other but most manufacturers do not recommend mixing the compounds together. It is always the best practice to refer to the manufacturer's specific recommendations.

 We keep up-to-date with the latest trends in drywall taping and finishing tools allowing us to complete jobs in record time. this gives us an upper hand to our competition. the Columbia taper and finish boxes applys the perfect amount of mud for you. allowing us to be consistent in providing a professional finish every time.

Learn more about Columbia taping tools

 We keep up-to-date with the latest trends in drywall taping and finishing tools allowing us to complete jobs in record time. this gives us an upper hand to our competition. the Columbia taper and finish boxes applys the perfect amount of mud for you. allowing us to be consistent in providing a professional finish every time. 

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Drywall installation on an elevator shaft for the lincoln county school district in Newport oregon.

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6714 Southwest Galley Avenue, Lincoln City, Oregon 97367, United States