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Understanding Drywall Smoothness Levels

We transform ordinary walls into extraordinary canvases of smoothness and precision. Understanding the different levels of drywall finish is essential for achieving the perfect look and feel for your space. Let’s explore the various levels and why our Level 5 finish is the ultimate choice for those who demand nothing but the best.

Level 1: This basic finish is typically used in areas not visible to the public, such as attics or service corridors. The joints are covered with tape set in joint compound, but no additional finishing is done. 

Level 2: Ideal for garages, warehouses, and other non-living spaces, Level 2 involves a second coat of joint compound over the tape, providing minimal smoothness. 

Level 3: This intermediate finish includes an additional coat of joint compound and is suitable for areas that will receive a medium or heavy texture finish. It's a common choice for surfaces that will be covered with wallpaper or textured paint. 

Level 4: A popular choice for residential and commercial interiors, Level 4 involves three coats of joint compound and a thorough sanding to achieve a smooth surface. It's perfect for flat paint, light textures, or wall covering. 

Level 5: The pinnacle of drywall finishing, Level 5 involves an extra skim coat of joint compound over the entire surface of the drywall, followed by meticulous sanding. This finish ensures the smoothest, most uniform surface possible, ideal for high-end interiors. 

Benefits of a Level 5 Drywall Finish

Unmatched Smoothness: The Level 5 finish is renowned for its ultra-smooth, flawless appearance. This makes it the perfect choice for high-visibility areas where every detail matters. 

Perfect for Paint and Wallpaper: Whether you're opting for a bold, flat paint colour or a sophisticated wallpaper, a Level 5 finish ensures that the surface is completely uniform, allowing your chosen finish to look its absolute best. 

Eliminates Imperfections: The additional skim coat used in a Level 5 finish effectively hides surface imperfections, joint lines, and texture variations, providing a pristine backdrop for your interior design. 

Increases Property Value: High-quality finishes like Level 5 can significantly enhance the aesthetic appeal and value of your property. It's an investment that pays off in terms of both beauty and resale potential.fs


Our Painless Process

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Discovery Call with Max

We begin by consulting with you to understand your goals and preferences for the project. We can accommodate for any level of finishing required or add texture, we'll work with you to create a plan that meets your needs and vision.


Prep-Work and Application

Before we begin the level 5 finish, our team takes the necessary steps to prepare the space, including protecting floors, furniture, and fixtures from dust and debris. With the space prepped and ready to go, our expert texture applicators get to work transforming your ceilings. We'll ensure that the application is smooth, even, and precisely tailored to your preferences.


Project Agreement

Once we have reviewed the scope of the project, provided your options and quoted the project - let's refine the details and agree on a timeline. We make sure you understand what to expect every step of the way.


Paint and Finish

Once the dry, it's time to add the finishing touches with paint. Our team will expertly apply paint to enhance the beauty of your newly textured ceilings, leaving you with a space that's both stylish and functional. We will review any post-project work and warranties that are available. We guarantee all our projects!

Past Projects

Take a look at our past project gallery, maybe you'll see yourself in one of our clients. We hope you'll get a good sense of the type of jobs we do from our gallery but if you'd like to know more - please get in touch with us.

Why Choose Us?

At MKZ Drywall, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and commitment to excellence. Our skilled professionals use the latest techniques and tools to deliver a Level 5 finish that meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. We understand that achieving perfection requires more than just skill – it requires a passion for creating beautiful, lasting results.

Ready to elevate your space with the ultimate in drywall smoothness? Contact MKZ Drywall today to discuss your project and discover how our Level 5 finish can transform your walls and ceilings into works of art. Let us bring your vision to life with unparalleled smoothness and sophistication.

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