Drywall Maine – Southern Maine’s Premier Sheetrock Company

30 Apr

Call Gary today for a free estimate at:


Drywall Maine

Drywall Maine

Professional drywall services in Portland, Maine for nearly twenty years, Drywall Maine offers drywall materials, hanging & finishing, ceiling sanding & glazing, clean up services, and one year warranties for custom specialty builders and individual homeowners throughout the Southern Maine area. If you are looking for top quality drywall service with unmatched customer service, Drywall Maine is your answer.

Drywall Maine has over twenty years of experience in the drywall industry, providing services to a wide range of clients from nationally recognized home builders, commercial construction firms, to custom specialty builders and even individual homeowners throughout the  Cumberland County area. We offer the full array of turnkey drywall services, providing our clients with the ideal partnership in convenience and accountability. If you are looking for a reliable and experienced drywall company with a commitment to excellence, you will find none better than Drywall Maine.

Drywall Maine has the resources to handle all levels of volume, from single houses to multiple subdivisions. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and all or your drywall needs.

At Drywall Maine, we strive for quality first and foremost. Our clients’ satisfaction is our utmost concern. We complete every job, no matter how big or small, in a professional and timely manner.

While perfection is always our goal, the fact remains that in the construction industry, “things happen”. What separates us from our competition is our willingness and ability to resolve any and all issues as promptly as possible, and be very flexible when other subcontractors delay the schedule.

With Drywall Maine we guarantee you will receive the highest quality sheetrock services because our name stands for personal and professional accountability.

Here is just a partial list of the cities and towns we service:

Portland, ME
Topsham, ME
Freeport, ME
South Portland, ME
Yarmouth, ME
Windham, ME
Durham, ME
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Falmouth, ME
Pownal, ME
Bowdoinham, ME
Bath, ME
Woolwich, ME
Cumberland, ME
Westbrook, ME
Gorham, ME
Scarborough, ME
Boothbay, ME
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Buxton, ME
Saco, ME
Gray, ME
Lewiston, ME
Auburn, ME
Sabuttus, ME
Richmond, ME
Wiscasset, ME
Harpswell, ME
Georgetown, ME
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Saco, ME
Raymond, ME
Casco, ME
Five Islands, ME
New Gloucester, ME
Standish, ME
Dresden, ME
Newcastle, ME
Minot, ME
Poland, ME

If you want your dry wall done right, call Gary today for a free estimate at:


Drywall Maine
55 Collinsbrook Road
Brunswick, ME 04011

Phone: +1-207-841-7658


Drywall Job in New Home, Boothbay Harbor Maine

7 Jun

Drywall construction became prevalent as a speedier alternative to traditional lath and plaster.



Drywall is up, ceiling tiles and cabling is about to happen.



next one:

Drywall work in hallway looks a lot like cement in the afternoon light.



another one:

Completed drywall.



next one:

Lucasin Drywall



and one more:

This wall alone is worth the cost of hiring someone else to do the drywall.






Providing rofessional drywall services from Kittery to Rockland for nearly twenty years, Drywall Maine offers the highest quality drywall materials, hanging & finishing, sanding & clean up services in the industry. We work for custom specialty builders as well as individual homeowners throughout the Southern Maine area. If you are looking for top quality drywall contractor with unmatched customer service, Drywall Maine is here for you.


Drywall in Remodel of a Home in Cumberland, ME

16 May
Cumberland, ME

Here are several photos from a drywall job we recently completed in a in Cumberland, ME that was recently remodeled:


Before the drywall was delivered











next one:


Before we started taping












and another:


Getting ready to start mudding and taping











next one:


No tape yet












one more:


Three coated and ready for sanding











If you need drywall work done in Cumberland, or any of the surrounding towns such as Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Falmouth or Gray, we would be happy to give you a free quote and provide as many references as you desire!

Drywall in New Home in Cape Elizabeth, ME

15 May
Cape Elizabeth, ME

Here are several photos from a drywall job we recently completed in a new home on in Cape Elizabeth, ME:


Ready to start hanging, note the pile of drywall in the lower left













and another:


There were a lot of arches and much detail throughout the house













and another:


Hangin the arches with 1/4″ sheetrock













Ready for the first coat of drywall mud












Master bedroom waiting for taping










one more:


Mudding one of the bedrooms











Drywall in New Home in Windham, ME

15 May
Windham, ME

Here are some pictures from a drywall job we recently completed in a new home on in Windham, ME:


Delivering the drywall by boom truck










and another:


Bringing the drywall in the back deck










and another:


Ready for taping










and another:


Ready for mudding










and another:


Ready for primer











and the last one:


Sanded and ready for primer












If you need drywall work done in Windham, or any of the surrounding towns such as Sebago, Raymond, Gray, or Standish, we would be happy to give you a free quote and provide as many references as you desire!

New Home on Bramblewood Drive, Portland

14 May
Portland, ME

Here are a few pictures of a drywall job we recently completed in a new home on Bramblewood Drive in Portland:


Before we began











Upstairs, before drywall was delivered











Just starting the hanging













Using a lift to hang a ceiling











Always hang ceilings first











Starting the first coat taping












A fair amount of detail in this home

Blackstrap Road, Falmouth New Home

13 May
Falmouth, ME

Here are some pictures of a drywall job we recently completed of a new home off the Blackstrap Road in Falmouth:










Before we started hanging the drywall:










Hanging the drywall:











Taping the drywall (1st coat):










Master Bedroom before we started taping:










Front foyer after we sanded:













Putting first coat on the breakfast nook:









If you need a drywall contractor for any construction project in Falmouth, whether it’s a new home, remodeling, or commercial building, your first call should be to Drywall Maine. We service all of Falmouth and the surrounding towns such as Yarmouth, Cumberland, Windham, Westbrook, Deering, and Portland. Call Gary today!

How To Plaster

12 May

How To Plaster

If you’d like some instructions on how to plaster walls on your own, instead of hiring a professional, we’ve included some instructional videos that should answer your questions and illustrate proper plastering techniques.

The first step is to understand how to mix plaster. You’ll need a powerful (i.e. not homeowner quality) drill to  power a mixing bit, a couple of buckets, a bucket trowel, and a place to mix where dust and splatter will not ruin carpeting or flooring. You’ll likely make a bit of a mess, so don’t attempt to mix plaster in an area that cannot be easily cleaned. We suggest a garage, basement, or outdoors. Here is a video that shows the steps to mixing plaster:

After you have mixed the plaster, you’ll need to learn to apply it to walls. Learning to be proficient at applying plaster is definitely more of an art than a simple mechanical, repetitive task. Some tasks can be learned by simply reading a book, others require much more hands-on practice. Learning how to plaster is in the latter category.

Feathering the plaster along the surface of the wall will take time and practice to learn. While the process looks very easy to do in the video below, actually being able to apply plaster as illustrated is more difficult than the expert makes it appear. The key is to gradually change the angle of the trowel as it is being moved along the surface of the wall. This is how to apply a thin, even coating of plaster over the surface of a wall.

When first beginning to learn how to apply plaster, the thickness of plaster being applied with vary widely from one spot to another. Simply take the trowel and scrape off the plaster and try again. For expert results, you’ll need to learn to always change the angle of the trowel in the same relation to the speed of the movement of the trowel. The slower you move the trowel along the wall, the slower you will change the angel of the trowel.

Conversely, the faster you move the trowel along the wall, the faster you will change the angle of the trowel. This relationship/ratio of change must always be the same in order to apply a consistent thickness of plaster. Here is a video that illustrates the process of plaster application:

Once you learn how to apply plaster to a wall surface, you’ll need to expand your effort in order to plaster an entire wall. Plaster experts can do this in very little time; it’s going to take a beginner much, much longer. In this video you’ll see an expert who will show you how to skim coat an entire wall with plaster. Notice the efficiency in his moves. He doesn’t engage in any extra, unnecessary moves at all. No stepping back to take a look, no repeated dipping into the plaster bucket, no double or triple attempts at putting plaster on his trowel. No time delays between moves. Each move is effective at accomplishing the task intended. Don’t expect to be nearly as fast as this man when you are just learning how to plaster:

After the plaster has been applied, you may want to leave a smoother finish, or you may prefer a textured plaster finish. There are actually many different texture patterns that can be applied. This first video shows a raised texture pattern that is created using a large brush specifically designed for creating textured walls:

This next video shows how to apply a Venetian Plaster texture:

The next video shows how to apply a roller texture. While the video illustrates how to apply a roller texture to a sample of wallboard, the technique used is exactly how a roller texture would be applied to a plaster wall:

Lastly, while plastering doesn’t create nearly as much dust as sanding dry wall, there will nonetheless be a fair amount of dust to clean up aftering your plastering job. Here is a video on how to properly clean up plaster dust:

Lastly, if all of the above seems like too much work for you, the alternative is to call an expert plaster compnay, sit back, relax, and let them take care of all the plastering details. We’re here to help if that’s what you choose!

Drywall Maine
55 Collinsbrook Road
Brunswick, ME 04011

Phone: +1-207-841-7658


12 May

Georgia-Pacific was founded in 1927 by Owen Robertson Cheatham in Augusta, Georgia as the Georgia Hardwood Lumber Co. Over the years it expanded, adding sawmills and plywood lumber mills. The company acquired its first West Coast facility in 1947 and changed its name to Georgia-Pacific Plywood & Lumber Co. in 1948. In 1956, the company again changed its name, this time to Georgia-Pacific Corp. In 1957 the company entered the pulp and paper business by building a kraft pulp and linerboard mill at Toledo, Oregon. The company continued to make a series of acquisitions, including US Plywood in 1987, Great Northern Nekoosa in 1990, and the Fort James Corporation in 2000. The Fort James Corporation was the result of a series of mergers of enterprises that included the Fort Howard Corporation, the James River Corporation and Crown-Zellerbach. In August 2001, Georgia-Pacific completed the sale of four uncoated paper mills and their associated businesses and assets to Canadian papermaker Domtar for US$1.65 billion.

It was announced on November 13, 2005 that Georgia-Pacific would be acquired by Koch Industries. On December 23, 2005, Koch Industries finalized the $21 billion acquisition of Georgia-Pacific. Georgia-Pacific was removed from the NYSE (it had traded under the symbol GP) and shareholders surrendered their shares for about $48 per share.

Georgia Pacific manufactures ToughRock® gypsum boards, which includes paper-faced gypsum panels for a variety of applications including interior walls, floors and ceiling applications, Type X drywall boards, abuse-resistant boards, veneer plaster base systems, and panels for use in fire-rated assemblies.

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum supports sustainable production of gypsum wallboard by using reclaimed gypsum, recycled plant waste, recycled paper, and clean fuels. The company recycles enough wallboard annually to build over 50,000 homes.

The company’s commitment to the responsible use of natural resources influences the entire process of manufacturing gypsum wallboard. The company also manufactures synthetic gypsum wallboard using the output of the Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD). It should also be recognized that their energy-efficient plants convert process waste heat into useable energy.

National Gypsum Company

12 May

National Gypsum Company was founded in 1925 by Melvin H. Baker, Joseph F. Haggerty, and Clarence E. Williams, and has grown to be one of the seven largest gypsum board producers in the world which hold approximately 81% of the worldwide wallboard market (Georgia Pacific, Knauf, Lafarge, National Gypsum, Saint-Gobain, U.S. Gypsum and Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd). Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, National Gypsum company is a full-line supplier, recognized in the industry for customer service and product quality.

Gypsum board is the company’s primary product, and National Gypsum is the second largest producer in the United States. The company has 17 operating gypsum board plant locations strategically located near metropolitan areas. National Gypsum’s gypsum board is marketed under the Gold Bond® BRAND.

Subsidiary National Gypsum (Canada) Ltd. operates the largest open-pit gypsum mine in the world in Milford Station Nova Scotia. This mine is currently producing approximately 8000 tons of gypsum, which is a very soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, daily (during full production it is capable of producing over 15,000 tons per day), most of which is moved by railroad approximately 30 miles to a ship loading facility at Wright’s Cove, on the Dartmouth side of Halifax Harbour.

National Gypsum has six plants producing interior finishing products under the ProForm® BRAND. The primary product is joint compound which you may hear called “ready mix” or “drywall mud”.

Cement board, marketed under the PermaBase® BRAND, is the company’s third business line. Cement board is produced in four plants, and is used primarily as an underlayment for tile walls, floors and countertops.

United States Gypsum Company

12 May

United States Gypsum Company was incorporated on December 27, 1901, and is a subsidiary of USG Corporation. The company was formed by consolidating 30 various gypsum and plaster companies. This resulted in forming the first nationwide gypsum company in the United States.

For more than a century, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative products and systems to build the environments in which we live, work and play.  As the inventor of wallboard and mineral wool ceiling tile, USG helped create North America’s building materials industry.  USG products are used in everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to simple home improvements.  Their flagship brands include SHEETROCK® Brand gypsum panels and DUROCK® cement board, which are recognized around the world.

The company is the largest distributor of wallboard in the United States and the largest manufacturer of gypsum products in North America. The company produces the popular SHEETROCK gypsum wallboard as well as the FIBEROCK Brand Panels and SECUROCK Brand Roof Board. In 2008, the company had net sales of $4.416 billion. The company operates 21 gypsum board plants in the United States and has 14 gypsum mines and quarries in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To transport gypsum rock from various quarries, the company actually owns and operates a fleet of oceangoing cargo ships based in Bermuda.

In 1999, a record 25 USG plants exceeded 1,000,000 safe hours, and 39 plants worked 1,000 days without a lost workday. In the 75-year history of the safety sentinel program, USG has been awarded the MSHA‘s “Sentinels of Safety” award 15 times – more than any other company. The company also operates seven paper mills that produce high-grade wallboard paper from 100% recycled paper.

USG, through its subsidiary L&W Supply Corporation, is also the nation’s largest distributor of drywall and related building products.  L&W serves the professional contractor through a network of more than 150 locations and strives to be their preferred source for all quality products and services they need to complete their projects on time and on budget.

In its October 2004 issue, Chicago magazine named USG as one of the 25 best companies to work for in the Chicago metropolitan area.

In 2006, Fortune magazine ranked USG #1 in the most admired companies in the building materials, glass industry with an overall score of 7.25.