Level 5 Smooth Finishes
Since ancient times, a person’s home has always been a reflection of their social status. For thousands of years builders preferred smooth finished plaster to decorate the walls and ceilings of the nicest homes throughout the world. That all changed in the early 20th century after the invention of gypsum board led to a revolution in modern American construction. Now, many of today’s hottest new homes are built using drywall with a smooth level 5 finish. Mt Rose Drywall Repair Reno is the industry leader in Northern Nevada to complete level 5 smooth finishing. We have worked with various custom builders, interior designers, and architects on their latest design projects. They know that only experienced drywall finishers with a steady hand and attention to detail have the ability to expertly deliver top level results worthy of America’s finest homes.
There’s a lot of new construction in Reno these days and many of these homes require smooth finished drywall. Large open windows and lots of natural light call attention to every small detail. There’s often hardly any wood trim to cover corners and edges on these properties. In critical light conditions any imperfections of the drywall finish will become quite obvious. (Critical light is when light hits the surface at an extreme angle of 15 degrees or less). Houses with these features need a smooth level 5 finish to match the elegant appearance of these homes. Mt Rose Drywall has the experience you need to create a level 5 finish worthy of a Reno’s finest homes.
You may have heard the terms slick wall or smooth wall referring to a level 5 finish. The proper terms used in the gypsum board industry are finish levels 0-5. This allows everyone involved to precisely discuss the project’s drywall finishing specifications. Level 0 finish is the most basic, and the highest quality finish is level 5. There is a specific process for each step, and each step must be completely properly, otherwise it’s not level 5.
Although there are 5 different levels most of the time you will only hear about level 5. A true level 5 finish is completed with a final hand troweled skim coat. In general, only drywall tapers with years of experience can successfully apply an acceptable skim coated level five finish. At Mt Rose Drywall Repair Reno, our crew has been skim coating for years. We know just the right way to create that beautiful level 5 finish you’re looking for.
A Variety of Drywall Textures for Residential Construction in Reno
In addition to level 5 finish, there’s different popular textures available for finishing drywall in residential buildings. Textures are used to hide the imperfections of the natural wood framing beneath the gypsum board. Because lumber is not a machine made material, no two wooden boards are exactly the same. This leads to irregularities that show up when light hits your walls and ceilings. A properly applied texture scatters the light, concealing the slight defects present in all wood frame construction.
Spray Applied Wall Textures
Spray applied textures are most common in track housing or multifamily housing in Reno. That’s because spray textures can be applied quickly without sacrificing a satisfactory result. You're probably most familiar with acoustic texture, common in older homes with popcorn texture ceilings. Although this type of ceiling is no longer popular, in certain applications wall and ceiling textures still work well; however, for great results the texture needs to be even throughout the whole property otherwise it can detract from the project's value. Mt Rose Drywall Repair Reno has the best tools and products for wall textures in Reno, but the only way to ensure a quality finish is the skill of the worker. Our texture applicators have been working for years to develop the technique required for wall and ceiling texturing in Reno homes.
Hand Trowel Wall Textures
Recently hand trowel textures have become more popular in the Reno-Tahoe area. Hand applied wall textures create a unique appearance popular among both home builder and homeowners. Sometimes hand troweled textures are used to detail only part of the project. Other times luxury home owners in Reno want it on all the walls and ceilings of their properties. If you’re interested in a texture you saw somewhere around town in another home or business we can achieve that look for you. If you’re interested in a hand applied texture but you’re not sure what you want we can show you some samples to help you choose.
Whether its skim coated level 5 finish, hand trowel drywall textures, or spray applied wall and ceiling textures, our team at Mt Rose Drywall Repair Reno has everything you need to finish your walls exactly the way you want them to be. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction on all our drywall finishing jobs in Reno. Give a call now for a free estimate.