Levels of Wall Finishes we offer:

Level 1
The lowest level of taping. It is used in areas that are concealed or used as service corriders and is sometimes known as “fire taping” because it provides some fire and smoke control. All joints have tape set in joint compound but the surface is not sanded smooth and tool marks are allowed.

Level 2
Used where wallboard is to be used as a backing board for tile, or other areas such as garages where appearance is not important. Tape is set in compound and a thin coat of compound is spread over the tape, fastner heads and tool marks are allowed.

Level 3
Used when heavy- or medium-texture finishes or wall coverings are applied. Tape is set in compound with in additional layer as in level 2 but fastener heads must have atleast two coats of compound and tool marks and ridges are not allowed.

Level 4
Used where flat paints, light texturing, or light wall coverings are to be used. Tape is set in compound and must have two additional layers. Fastener heads must have at least three layers of compound and all joints must be sanded smooth and free of tool marks and ridges.

Level 5
Requires the highest level of finish where high gloss, semi-gloss, or enamel paints are used for sever lighting conditions occur. Tape is set in compound and must have two additional layers of compound. A thin skim coat is applied to the entire surface and must be sanded smooth free of tool marks and ridges.

Notice:
Please note drywall finishing products are by nature soft materials. Textures used to decorate drywall are likewise relatively soft. Consideration must be given to the nature of these products and how they are used when other products are applied. When decorating it must be considered that drywall products are incompatible with acids and strong oxidizing agents. A primer must be used prior to the decoration of walls.