How to Hang Drywall

Materials for Drywall Installation DIY
  • Drywall panels
  • Screws
  • Drywall mesh tape
  • Primer
  • Drywall joint compound
  • Screw driver
  • Sand paper

Guide on How to Hang Dry Wall

Use the following steps closely to learn how to do drywall yourself successfully:

Step 1 The very first and foremost crucial step you need to keep in mind when you want to your own DIY drywall installation, is to make sure that your room is ready for the installation process. To do this you have to make a safety check around the room to see if everything is in order.

Before beginning to install drywall yourself, you have to prepare the room. What does preparing the room mean? It means to cover up all kinds of electrical wires and plumbing lines that may be in a room and keep them out of the way to prevent any accidental damage that might come to them.

Step 2 The second step in installing a drywall in the room yourself is to determine where you want to hang it. Mark that area with a pencil, properly measuring it as you go along, and outline the entire area that the drywall will be covering to prevent any improper or out of bounds installation of the drywall.

Step 3 The third step in your drywall Installation DIY is to use glue to stick your drywall panel to the area you have marked out with your pencil in the above earlier step and hold it in place. Take a step back and view the alignment to make sure it is correct, if not then make adjustments to the alignment quickly before the glue dries out. This gluing step is there to ensure a proper installation of screws into the drywall so there are no protruding screws.

Step 4 Now secure this piece of drywall in with nails by making sure not to tighten the screws too much, otherwise you’ll end up breaking through the panel to the other side. Use an extra safety screw if this ends up happening.

Step 5 After you’re done installing all the drywall panels to the wall by using the above methods, apply a mesh drywall tape to the surface of them.

Step 6 After applying the mesh drywall tape, put on a layer of joint compound on top of it and spread it out evenly. Wait for one layer to dry before applying a new one on top, making sure to cover all the visible screw heads, holes and gaps for a smooth and even look.

Step 7 Once you’re done with that, sand out the surface to get rid of excess compound and make the wall look smoother.

Step 8 The last step in your DIY drywall Installation is to use this nice and smooth surface to coat it with some priming compound and then finally with the paint of your choice. And your drywall is ready!

Helpful tip

To make your drywall panels look seamless, make sure to use larger drywall panels to minimize the number of seams.

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