Tips on Installing Drywall

Installing a drywall or plasterboard is not a hard task especially if you know the basic rules of putting it in. drywall has become a good replacement for wallpapers because of durability and being less complex. Installing it is a pretty easy job especially if you have a manual, the desire to do it and the time. Here are some of the common tips in making your drywall installation project error free so you can save more time.


Start with the basic steps of making markings

Check the support first of your drywall especially at the edge. To avoid this issue when installing drywall, make sure the frame is inside the corners and should be an inch from the framing corner. Adding some space to the frame is advisable if there are no spaces anymore. You can also use screws to the blocking frame if there is no more space when you start hanging the drywall. To make it easier, mark the place where you will put the screw before hanging the drywall.

Remove external tapered edges and make sure the drywall fits nicely

The edge of the area should be tapered form the inside and not outside because outside tapered edge makes the bead installation more difficult. If it is outside, the beads can still be installed but it will be too low. If the beads are too o, the joint compound won’t be able to cover it. To make it work for you, place the cut edges along the outside corner. The same thing, do not force to make holes if you mistakenly screwed the dry wall over your electrical outlet. To avoid such problem, fit the drywall first then cut it where the outlet is.

Check for the quality

To ensure the drywalls are plastered correctly, add joints to it. Do not use scrapes and small sheets of drywall. Make it a habit to put in large sheets, no cuts but overlapping instead. Besides, if you have long drywall installed, then it is harder for it to crack. The same thing, do not install a drywall on a door or window edge because opening them incorrectly can also damage your drywall. If you are fastening your drywall, finish it up before cutting the extra edge.