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Most guys will want to hang it as well, the ones I know anyway. That way they are taping over stuff they did rather than the home owner. I am not trying to say you personally are a hack, but most times that is what the pros run into when they hear someone say "How much would you charge to finish tape and spray?" They will a lot of times bid it as high for finish tape and spray as they would to do the whole jobs themselves. Just something to think about.

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yeah, they run into weird gaps, screws not being sunk in far enough ect.

tell them you want a bid both ways, or ask what they prefer. you might not be saving yourself much in the long run

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I'm dealing with that problem right now. People wife bought house from just hung it and not well. Lots of gaps any thing that could be worry is. Redoing much of it, taping and painting myself. Finishing room that was started, going to use it for taxidermy.

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I think I paid around $900 for a tape and mud job for approx 1300sq ft.

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Normal tape and mud in the Rochester area will get you about $50-.75 per square foot of wall. To hang will run about another $.25-35 depending size, difficulty, etc. These are a labor and material cost.

Any crazy finishes or textures would be more.

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There are guys out there that just do the taping and mudding. I know of a few that used to hang but are older now and only want to tape and mud.

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$1500 to hang and tape my basement 3 years ago in shakopee. About 900 square feet. WELL WORTH IT. They were in and out in 4 days. Time and minimal Dust were the biggest savings.

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I agree. If you're working regular, think of the time you won't have to take off work or lose on the weekends and nights with your family/whoever. Or that you could work overtime to pay for the drywallers and then some. Plus, the taping and mud are tedious, time-consuming jobs that are difficult to do right like the pros. I'm all for do it yourself but drywall is one of those things I'd rather leave to the pros.

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I'd have them do the whole dealio.....seems almost cheaper in the long run.

it's not much more for them to hang and the contractors would prefer to tape/mud their own work, not a homeowners.

I hung my own and it takes longer than you might think, if you want to do it right. Cutting for outlets is tough also.

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you guys are going to think i am crazy but my self and a few friends and some cold ones hung the cellinigs in one day it went good used lipstick to mark lites it went very good.

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got a bid back they will buy all the supplys they will do the job for $1,895 will have to see what the other bids are this one can not start till end of june was looking at mid may

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you guys are going to think i am crazy but my self and a few friends and some cold ones hung the cellinigs in one day it went good used lipstick to mark lites it went very good.

You had to lift the drywall up into position on the cieling, in order to mark the lights?

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I put up, taped and did all the rest of the painting and sanding in my house. never again, took too long and you have too know what you are doing to get a good look.

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