The Drywall Finishing Council announced the launch of its newly redesigned Web site, featuring a fresh look, improved navigation and easier access to a large amount of industry information.
The Drywall Finishing Council announced the launch of its newly
redesigned Web site at its semi-annual meeting held in Las Vegas. The site features a fresh look,
improved navigation and easier access to a large amount of industry information.
The purpose of the council’s site is to communicate important
and timely issues affecting the gypsum board finishing industry. The Web site’s
target audience includes its DWFC members whose businesses are rooted in the
drywall finishing industry, in addition to contractors, specifiers,
do-it-yourself homeowners and the greater building community. In addition to
technical information and literature, the site features links to member
companies and industry groups in and around the drywall community. Visit the
“Through its new website, the Drywall Finishing Council is
continuing its support of the building industry through education and industry
advocacy,” said David Trueba, Marketing Committee Chair. The DWFC also adds to
its library with the publication of a new white paper, “Jobsite System Failures
Involving Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Masking Tape Over Gypsum Board
The new paper was jointly produced by member companies and
details the issue of damage to gypsum board upon removal of a pressure
sensitive tape. PSA tapes, commonly referred to as masking tape or painter’s
tape, can cause a system failure whereby the paint finish, the joint compound
and/or the gypsum board face paper are damaged with the removal of the tape.
This is a common problem encountered by DIY homeowners, contractors, and
decorators alike. This white paper assists the user to choose the right tape
for the job, identifies common causes of problems and offers tips for
prevention. It also offers an illustrated step-by-step procedure to apply and
remove masking tapes without damaging a drywall system.
The paper may be downloaded online free of charge from the
Council’s website at www.dwfc.org/publications.