Drywall Tutorials

How To Install Drywall On a Wall In a House

We will explain to you in theory how to install drywall in an interior and exterior wall in any home when framed out of wood. Before you install drywall inside of a home make certain that your ceilings had drywall installed on them first before proceeding the installation. The reason for this is because you need to maximize the fire rating and structure of the ceiling in order to maximize the integrity of assembling the drywall on the walls.


Always lay down your drywall sheets when assembling them onto the walls especially when the walls are framed out of wood for the majority of home structures. If the walls are framed out of metal in heavy gauge steel you need to stand them up due to maximization for fire rating penetrations. Laying down the sheets is to eliminate the time it takes for the taper to tape the joints and fill coats in stages.


When laying down the sheets bring the first sheet always to the top right corner or left corner bringing it tight to the ceiling. This is so that you can alleviate cutting drywall strips and placing them right to the top of the ceiling. If you were to start laying down the sheets from the ground up you will leave a strip at the top. This process of installing drywall on a wall in a house will create waste, the drywall joints won’t be butt together nicely which will make up for a horrible installation and won’t look great. This method will leave waste for the taper to fill it with more machine mud then supposed to. The end result of this method will waste time and money and is not the correct sequence for the installation process, so make certain to follow the sequence mentioned from the start of step two.


Once you installed your first sheet on the top right or left corner continue to follow with installing your second sheet next to the first sheet. Butt your drywall next to the first sheet so that the two sheets look blended together as one drywall sheet and the joints are married to each other. This is so that it makes it easy for the taper to tape the joints and run the tape.

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