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​Is there a difference between Sheetrock and Drywall?
Sheetrock is drywall (gypsum board) made by USG corporation. It is Branded product name.

What is Level 5 Drywall finish?
The 5 Levels of Drywall Finishes
1. Level 0: Level 0 implies that no finishing of any type has been done. The drywall is only fastened to the walls or ceiling. 
2. Level 1: Embed your drywall joint tape in joint compound. 
3. Level 2: Skim a thin coat of joint compound over the tape. 
4. Cover drywall screw holes. You can stop at this level if you intend to cover with tile. 
5. Level 3: Apply a coat of joint compound to the tape and screws. Walls that will receive a heavy texture, such as knockdown texture, are appropriate for Level 3. 
6. Level 4: Apply another coat of joint compound to the tape and screws. Sand. 
7. Level 5: Apply skim coat. 

Do You Need a Level 5 Drywall Finish?
Long story short, a level 5 finish is a skim coat of joint compound (also known as mud) applied to a finish that you would normally receive. 

The two instances when you need a level 5 coating: the finish will be glossy and/or light will be coming from an angle low enough to highlight bumps and depressions. 

The level 5 is like icing on the cake. It's a premium finish that you will not get by default; you'll need to discuss this with your contractor or drywall installer. 

What if I pull my drywall off when removing wallpaper?
In some cases the drywall was not properly prepped (sizing). In cases like this the wallpaper sticks to drywall paper. To fix those area we would apply oil based primer, then skim coat with joint compound to bring to level finish. 

What is laminating drywall in St. Louis?

This process is done when the drywall has severe service surface damage (bad cracks). We would screw a layer of drywall over the damaged area then tape and float out to existing wall or ceiling. The outcome is after painting, you will never see the patch area.

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