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bowlergolfer

05:18PM | 07/11/03
Member Since: 07/10/03
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We are having a new drywall ceiling put in over our plaster ceiling. The drywall is all done and they are finishing up with the mudding and taping. They said we have to have trim between the ceiling and walls as we just had a new ceiling put in and not the walls. It this true that we need to have trim put in or did they just do such a crummy job at drywalling that this is how they cover their mistake? or are they just trying to get more money out of us?

snack

03:58AM | 07/12/03
Member Since: 05/31/03
14 lifetime posts
I wouldn't know why you'd Have to. Did they do a bad job of mudding? If so then make them fix it, telling them you don't want trim. They may be planning on the trim as added support for the ceiling drywall too. Did they glue and screw or just screw the new drywall in place. Hopefully they didn't nail it. With lathe and plaster it's pretty easy to knock things loose. If you push on the drywall, does it move up and down? If so, I'd say put the trim up.

Piffin

06:39PM | 07/15/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
Bowler,
this is fairly normal tho someone should haved discussed it before beginning. If you just hired a drywall crew, I understand why they might have not brought it up. They have one specialty only.

A home inprovement or remodeling contractor would/should have had the experience to point this out and include it or discuss the options with you.

If you only mentioned wanting the ceiling redone, you afe getting what you asked for. Mudding andf taping the corner to the wall involves a foot down the wall of new surface and painting. Your whole walll would then need paint to look right. That would probably lead to trim paint on window and doors...

Stopping at the ceiling is the easier, more common way around here, and adding the crown or bedmold will add a touch of style. Go for it.

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