Rchard Bermack Photography


Painters and Drywall Finishers
District Council 16
Organized Labor
September 2009

After the sheet rock is hung, the drywall finishers come in, and the race is on. A finisher loads the “bazooka” -- an automated drywall finishing machine comprised of a three-foot pipe filled with drywall compound and tape dispensers on the side --and they are off. The finisher sprints across the room running the bazooka along the wall, leaving a trail of tape and drywall compound. Guys with flat knives, brushes, and corner machines go running after the bazooka, attacking the tape with their respective tools. Everyone is moving at break-neck speeds to the rhythm of a silent beat, trying to get their job done before the mud starts to harden.