Drywall DIY Mistakes

You Should Stop Making


Drywall has been hailed as an excellent and cost effective solution for dividing up interiors and lining structures for aesthetic appeal. They are used in homes and offices all over the world, thanks to the many benefits they provide to s structure. Fitting it to your interior spaces by yourself is doable, but care should be taken to ensure that you are not making the job more difficult for yourself. If you would like to know more about installing your own drywall partitioning, then here are some of the easiest mistakes to make, that you should avoid to make your life a little easier.



Not Leaving Enough of an Edge on the Frame


The backing frame for the drywall is important for correctly supporting it, and as such needs to be fitted with this outcome in mind. If you do it without leaving enough space at the edges, you will have inadequate space for fastening the drywall once it has been placed. So make sure that there is at least an inch of surface space exposed on the frame to accommodate this.



Tapered Edges on Outside Corners


You might think that tapered edges on corners are not a problem, since they will be hidden, but fitting a drywall in this way will make it difficult to install the corner bead with any accuracy. Ideally, you should place cut edges along an outside corner, to ensure that the corner is aligned properly.



No Gaps on Corners


Remember that as time goes, your home will shift and settle. It might happen to degrees that are negligible to the naked-eye, but will cause eventual damage to the drywall if it is not fitted with ample space between it and the structure. So make sure that there is around an eighth of an inch on either side so that this doesn’t happen.



Creating too Many Joints


One of the most challenging parts of fitting a drywall is taping it. The process takes forever and can be frustrating. You can minimise the struggle by ensuring that the wall has as few joints as possible, sourcing large sheets of drywall, depending on the area you are fitting it to, of course. Drywall is remarkably affordable, and so it is easy enough to get enough stock. This will enable you to limit the amount of joints in it, making things quite a bit easier in the long run.



Going the DIY Route in the First Place


Correctly installing drywall is not easy for first-timers, and the process can be frustrating and time consuming when mistakes are made. The best workaround for this is to simply hire a company that offer drywall services to do it for you. To find out more about how our team at Supertec Ceilings can assist you, contact us or visit our website today.

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