How To Replace Drywall

04/19/2020 Demo

Drywall has replaced the traditional cement plaster walls in the modern construction industry. Drywall is a product of gypsum plaster, which is usually hard-pressed between two paper sheets. Any water leakage on drywall can make it rot and look ugly. Now let us have a look at how to replace drywall with several working tools for the project required.some of these tools are; a joint tape, some drywall screws, drywall saw, utility knife, a prybar, screw gun, joint tape, approximately five-inch drywall knives, and a drywall compound. With the tools ready, the procedure is pretty straightforward.

Before starting your drywall replacement, select items and areas you do not want to get dusty and dirty and cover them. Such areas, like the floor, need to being covered with polythene or cloth. You need to cover air conditioners and vents using masking tape to protect them from the fine dust. Furniture will need to be either moved out or appropriately covered. Power connections also need to be cut off, and all electrical appliances removed as well. The reasons for drywall replacements vary from replacing a damaged one, upgrading the wall, or fixing a pipe. When you have done this, make sure the drywall you are repairing does not have crisscrossing pipes and wires, and with that, you are good to go.

Step One

Assess the drywall that needs to being replaced. The damaged part of the wall can be removed using a prybar or by the use of a utility knife. Use a screw gun to remove all the visible installation screws that were initially used to erect the drywall. Pull the drywall having nothing holding it in place.

Step Two

The second step is to make a replacement of the drywall and maintain the initial arrangement if a sheet was vertical replace with a vertical panel and if a panel was horizontal, replace it with a horizontal one. Use a screw gun to fasten screws on the drywall and drive the screws until they are slightly submerged on the drywall face, but remember the top part of the drywall is a paper, so do not break it.

For other drywall replacements like doors and windows, cut the same size of the drywall parts being removed; this can be achieved by using a drywall saw or a utility knife. Be accurate when measuring and cutting to avoid having a lot of drywall wastes.

Finally, you can now tape all seams of the replacement, now apply the joint compound over every seam. Allow the compound to dry and reapply two other coats allowing the coats to drying time before a consecutive coat is applied. The same compound is used to coat all the screws until they are no longer visible. When all this is done, you now get a pole-mounted sander for sanding the compound until the drywall surface becomes smooth. Some fine dust here may be harmful to your eyes. Therefore you need some goggles when sanding. Having done that you will have replaced your drywall

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