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Custom Drywall Kitchen and Arch Openings in Oak Park

Updated: Apr 30

AC Interiors Drywall
AC Interiors Drywall

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Custom Drywall Kitchen and Arch Openings  

We just finished up another drywall project in Oak Park, CA. This one had a bit of detail in the arches and blending in with the existing framing issues.

Drywall Kitchen and Level 4 smooth finish on the ceilings, light orange peel texture on the walls all the way up to the open beams. Spot blend existing ceilings with knock down texture.

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Drywalling a kitchen in Oak Park, CA, including arch openings, involves installing drywall to create the walls and ceilings in the kitchen space, as well as addressing any architectural features like arches. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you with the process:

Materials and Tools:

  1. Drywall sheets

  2. Drywall screws

  3. Joint compound (mud)

  4. Drywall tape

  5. Corner beads

  6. Drywall knife

  7. Screw gun or drill

  8. T-square

  9. Utility knife

  10. Drywall saw

  11. Sanding block or sandpaper

  12. Joint tape

  13. Corner trowel

  14. Mud pan

  15. Drywall primer

  16. Paint


  1. Measure and Plan:

    • Measure the walls and ceilings in the kitchen and determine the number of drywall sheets needed. Plan for any arch openings, windows, and doors.

  1. Install Drywall on Ceilings and Walls:

    • Begin by installing drywall on the ceilings, using screws to secure the sheets to the ceiling joists. Proceed to install drywall on the walls, starting from one corner and working your way across. Cut openings for windows and doors as necessary.

  1. Arch Openings:

    • For arch openings, use a flexible drywall or bendable board to shape the arch. Secure the flexible material in place, making sure it conforms to the desired arch shape. Apply joint compound and tape as needed.

  1. Tape and Mud Joints:

    • Apply joint tape to the seams between the drywall sheets. Use a drywall knife to cover the tape with joint compound, smoothing the surface. Allow it to dry completely.

  1. Corner Beads:

    • Install corner beads on the external corners of the walls, including the corners of the arch openings. Apply joint compound over the beads, using a corner trowel to create a smooth and rounded finish.

  1. Additional Coats:

    • Apply additional coats of joint compound as needed, sanding between each coat. This process helps achieve a seamless and polished surface.

  1. Patch and Repair:

    • Patch any imperfections or holes with joint compound. Sand the patched areas for a smooth finish.

  1. Prime and Paint:

    • Prime the drywall to create a suitable surface for paint. Once the primer is dry, apply the desired paint color.

  1. Final Touches:

    • Inspect the entire drywalled area for any imperfections. Touch up as needed and ensure a uniform finish.

  1. Clean Up:

    • Clean up the workspace by removing excess drywall dust and debris. Dispose of waste materials properly.

Remember to follow local building codes and regulations when working on your kitchen. If you're not comfortable with the process, consider hiring a professional contractor to ensure a high-quality finish and compliance with safety standards.

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