A Beginners Guide to Hanging Drywall

If you're contemplating the possibility of a business or home remodeling project, you may think hanging and finishing drywall requires some knowledge. Of course, experience is the most effective teacher, but acquiring an understanding of the basics before you start can help you save a lot of time and money for the next project. The first consideration you need to decide on hiring a perfect commercial drywall contractor.

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 If you're installing wallboard in an area that is susceptible to dampness or moisture, or where dampness could be a problem, you should choose what is commonly referred to as a green wall. This is the kind of drywall frequently used in bathtubs or shower enclosures. If water isn't an issue The next question is, what drywall thickness will best meet your needs? Thicker sheets of drywall such as 3/4 inch are typically employed to offer insulation or for increased stability and security after installation. For most indoor applications 1/8 or 1/4 inch drywall is enough.

The next step will involve cutting the drywall into the required dimensions. It is crucial to remember that in most commercial and residential constructions, the studs are 16 inches across. When you measure a 4-foot by 8 foot sheet of drywall the best way to do it is to measure towards the middle not the edge. This is due to the fact that you will most likely be putting the other sheet to the one you're installing. 

The sheets should be positioned in the middle of the 2×4 to leave enough space to securely hold both sheets. After you've made your measurements then cut the board on the side facing outward using the box knife. It isn't required to cut completely into the wall. This could cause the parts of the board to fall apart or split in a hurry. After the sheet has been scored, it is likely to break in the direction of the line once it is pressed. Sometimes, placing the edge that has been scored on a flat surface can be beneficial for those with little knowledge.