Background on Drywall

How to install drywall

Some planning should be done on the install layout before embarking on drywall hanging.

Beginners should review the nuts and bolts of drywall installation before going further with the particulars of how to install drywall guide which explains the actual cutting and fastening of the sheets.

Ceilings bring the challenge of elevating the boards and this should be thought out in advance before you install ceiling drywall. With clues on the complications of the special ceiling types of ceiling drywall installs for vault and its variations.

The drywall lift brings improved board logistics to many installs.

Taping & Mudding

Follow the instructional guides and learn how to mudd and tape drywall and the types of compound are described for mudding. A run down of taping and what each is best used for in conjunction with mudding procedures, corner taping and steps to follow for taping inside corners. Insight in to both of these married skills are centered upon in mudding and taping tips — ideas that come delivered to you from hands-on experience.

Drywall Finishing

After the installation, taping, and top coating is done, next in-line is what so many drywall installers seem to want to avoid.

Our sanding tips outlines the ways to find the optimal method for sanding. Also see the main head here for tips on finishing.

Applying Corner Beads

Beading closes the outer and inner edges to form an unbroken surface. Standard install of corner beads join the convergence of flat walls and ceilings. While J-Bead and L-Bead corner bead ends give a neat and tidy touch. Rounded bullnose on walls looks at merging the beads with connectors rounded corner beads provides a step-by-step for their installation. Moving toward a little more advanced situations, are bullnose corner bead off angles and for taking the complications out of the feature rich bullnose corner bead arch.

Repairing Drywall

For details on hole and damage repair.

With the case of repairing ceilings separate.

Texturing Drywall

Uncover the secrets of knock down textures, the orange peel and orange peel & spatter textures which are applied more so to walls. Or roller texturing done with few hand tools. The skip trowel is a potential wall and ceiling texture. Ceiling texture patterns overviews those patterns with specifics on the diverse ceiling knockdown textures, applying the ceiling stomps and the ceiling swirls.

Buying Guides

Drywall Sanders

To help speed up the sanding process on larger jobs you should invest in a drywall sander. See the best ones here.

Drywall lifts

When it comes to hanging drywall on ceilings, especially high or curved ones, you’ll need assistance to help you install the boards safely. This is where a dedicated drywall lift will help complete the job. View the best models here.

Drywall stilts


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