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Questions tagged [drywall]

For questions about drywall (aka plasterboard) installation, repair & finishing.

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What is the soundproofing performance difference between ultralight 5/8 drywall and regular 5/8 drywall?

Home depot does not have anything but ultralight drywall. I wanted to know what the difference in performance in soundproofing. There is another local supplier who can get the regular drywall. I am ...
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What are these thin boards resting on interior wall top plate for?

I am trying to figure out what these two thin (1x4?) boards being used for in my attic. As you can see in the second picture, they are running parallel to the roof trusses, and on top of the interior ...
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What is a wall called which has plywood installed behind the drywall?

I live in Japan (non-native Japanese), so this may be only something done here. Some of the walls of my house are reinforced to aid in mounting cabinets and shelving. It was built this way from the ...
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Drywall in bathroom

I have a buddy building a new house and the guys that did the drywall didnt use green board in the bathrooms. We live in iowa. Is it code to put greenboard in the bathrooms in iowa i cant seem to find ...
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can you hang drywall just on stapping

can you hang drywall just on ceiling strapping
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Drain plug or nut in basement hidden in drywall

I have two houses that have different drain plug / nut design in the basement. House 1 has the plug all the way inside drywall like this: Do I suppose to drywall over and hide it? Or do I install ...
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Putting TV cables inside a plasterboard wall cavity - Is my plan reasonable?

I'm mounting my tv on the wall at the weekend and want all the cables hidden in the wall but easily accessible. I've found these backplates that I'm looking to use: The plan is to cut out a section ...
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What's the nail size for attaching 2x3 furring to joists?

I am installing 2x3 furring strips(16 oc) to joists in basement for hanging 5/8 drywall. Should I be using 10d or 12d or 16d nails? I guess 16d may be overkill. The joist are 4x10s with 48 inch oc. I ...
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Moved into an older home and found plastic sheeting was applied to cinder blocks in basement

How do we know if we should be redoing all the drywall (on exterior walls) in the basement or leave as-is? We just moved into an older house (1970s) that was mostly sitting empty for about 6-12 ...
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What to do after wood paneling is removed?

So I have recently moved into a (new to us) home built in 1948. There was a master bedroom addition that is on the backside of the living room wall which was once exterior and the kitchen wall also ...
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Ceiling drywall for basement with 48 inch oc joists

we are remodeling basement by replacing drop ceiling with drywall. The floor above is supported by 16 ft 4x6 beams at 48 inch oc. I see the below 2 options. Any inputs will help. Run a 48 inch(2x6) ...
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Convert drop ceiling to drywall but with plumbing access

My basement bathroom has drop ceiling currently and it's rather a large area with all plumbing there (from top 2 bathroom): It is almost 3x5 feet area. If I cover most with drywall and have access ...
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Hanging Drywall vs Bad Framing

I am in the process of hanging drywall in my basement. The builder actually framed my perimeter walls and included batt insulation. as I started looking at the framing I noticed the studs were at 24" ...
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How to Fix this Water Damage?

The area in the photo is in the bathroom next to the shower stall. The damaged area is approximately 3.5 inches wide. The previous owner of the house had allowed a leak from the shower enclosure to ...
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How should I repair old drywall tape seams showing at wall and ceiling?

Addition is 18 years old and seams are appearing in ceilings. Had no issue replacing tape in ceiling test butt joint but, on closer inspection, I see lines in the ceiling tape where the walls meet. ...
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Drywall vs hardiebacker

I am doing a bathroom remodel down to the studs. The wall behind the sink will be tiled with stacked splitface marble. My questiom: what goes on the wall before the tile? do I drywall, then add the ...
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What are the different kinds of “spackle”?

By "spackle" I mean the material used for smoothing over joints & small imperfections in drywall / sheetrock. I have seen & heard of numerous terms for this material: Spackle - not sure if ...
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Can anyone help me identify the date of manufacture of this drywall?

Hi there. I’m trying to determine whether this drywall was installed during a remodel on my home back in 2004 or whether it was installed by the people who recently sold the house to us (who lived in ...
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Chipping drywall with brown spots

We recently moved into a house that had chipping drywall in a door way between the living room and kitchen. The chipping seems to be getting worse and now has brown spots in some spots. We live in a ...
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Why is the interior wall cold to touch during the winter?

When it gets cold out, about - 10°C, the interior walls are cold to the touch. Especially ones in the corners of the house. What causes this? How can it be fixed?
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paint drywall — corners first?

I watched a few videos on rolling a drywall, and I still don't quite understand one thing -- is it important to paint all the corners, and then only paint the remaining space. In my opinion, this way ...
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How can I secure this metal 1-gang electrical box without creating a bigger hole?

I removed wood paneling in a room to reveal shoddy plaster & lath. I covered it with 3/8 in. drywall. I now need to add spacers to electrical outlets and a light switch. Except for this one ...
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Basement room + concrete foundation + drywall + moisture question

Basement + concrete foundation + drywall / moisture question: just got drywall glued to a small portion of concrete foundation in an unfinished basement room: Should I have contractor remove these ...
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Drilling a hole in a dry-wall backed by concrete or plaster?

I am trying to mount this TV: LG 55UK6300 https://www.lg.com/ca_en/tvs/lg-55UK6300BUB I bought the Insignia 47" - 80" Fixed TV Wall Mount: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/insignia-insignia-47-80-...
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What materials do I need to fix these walls? (not even sure if it's actually drywall)

The holes are right around the frame to a window. Not really sure how to fix it. It ended up like this after I removed anchors from the wall that the previous tenant left behind. Some of them were ...
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Is a chipped off drywall harmful

I'm replacing baseboards in a room with drywall, and found that in a few places the drywall under the baseboards has chipped off and exposed. Now I'm wondering, if it is harmful for health and I'll ...
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What can I use to protect my walls from marks and scratches? [closed]

I store my skis against the wall, and over time the wall ends up with black marks and scratches from the minor rubbing from the skis. It's removable with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, but I would rather ...
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Moving a Drywall & Trim Access Hatch?

I have a question similar to (Cutting ceiling joist for attic ladder install) but plan on making a typical access hatch out of drywall and trim. The question differs in other ways too. This may ...
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Best way to reattach this molding to the drywall?

We bought an old house earlier this year and the molding it loose in a lot of places. It looks like they used very long, thin nails to attach it originally. They don't seem very effective. How should ...
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Repairing Damaged Drywall Around a Bathroom?

I have drywall in my bathroom that has started to flake and has become damaged over a few decades of use over a shower that didn't have an extractor fan. I'm currently in the process of planning out ...
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2x4 trusses and 5/8 drywall ceiling

Here's what I have; 50 year old construction. 2x4 trusses, spaced 22" centers (2nd floor). Running 28ft in length with a beam in the middle (14ft). For my ceiling I have nailed up 1" blueboard (Hard ...
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Fitting mdf to plasterboard wall

I have some 12mm mdf panels 380mm x 515mm that I want to fix to a painted plasterboard wall, I would like no visible screw holes. I have initially tried simply using "no-nails" a fairly aggressive ...
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Is it safe to use drywall anchors for a heavy bookshelf between two studs?

I want to put a bookshelf (heavy load) in a small alcove where I have access to threw studs, two 11" apart (left side) and the other two 28" apart (right side). I would like to mount standards to ...
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Does this wall have any more studs?

I have a small little alcove in my wall which is perfect for a bookshelf and started stud hunting. I followed along either side of an outlet with a strong magnet until I found a screw and then moved ...
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Repair Deep Plaster Damage on Outside Corner

Looking for advice on how to repair this large and deep damage to an outside corner on an old wall. Materials are plaster over rock lath, for what it's worth. You can see the rock lath through the ...
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Fixing wall mounted towel rail to plasterboard wall [duplicate]

I have a narrow ensuite and so am looking for a space saving towel rail solution, such as this. Unfortunately, I believe the studs in my wall or located such that one is within my shower and the next ...
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Mounting 2'x3' Glass whiteboard, drywall over concrete

I am trying to mount a 2'x3' glass whiteboard that weighs ~14lbs to the wall in a new condo. Best I can tell, there is a concrete barrier very close to the surface drywall, and it isn't giving me ...
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Installing 4 piece shower enclosure that's slightly too small

I am looking to install the Delta 400 shower system from Home Depot. I chose this system because the price and setup works well for my current situation. Shower Pan 3-Piece Shower Surround The ...
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Taping or not unexposed wall joints

I have some joints between drywall and drywall and also drywall and cementboard that will not be exposed because they are behind cabinets. Do I still need to tape them together? Does taping provide ...
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Delineation between drywall and cementboard

This is the sink/dishwasher bay for my basement apartment. There will be a bottom and a top cabinet, corresponding approximately to below and above the green line. I want to put tile on the wall ...
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Taping drywall of different thickness

I am patching some plaster with some drywall and have shimmed out the drywall. The issue is that the plaster isn't a consistent thickness. Some spots it's flush and others its off by 1/8". What's the ...
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Transferring anchor locations from the wall to plywood

I need to attach two sheets of plywood to drywall. One in the closet to mount networking equipment and the other one overhead to mount climbing training board. The closet one does not have to be as ...
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Filling in gap in drywall over an embedded steel beam? [closed]

I'm a diy'er with a good amount of experience in the past with renovations. My current remodel will replace a load-bearing wall with an embedded steel beam. It turns out that the steel beam is ...
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Does this look structural?

My house is 5 years old and is a two story. This is on a ceiling upstairs in a vaulted area of my home. We have an attic but don’t use it for storage or anything. I can tell it’s the drywall but would ...
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Wall opening - drywall corners

Our kitchen has an opening that used to have a bulky wood frame/shelves. We have removed that and now evaluating how best to repair the wall so it could be evenly painted and are thinking of adding a ...
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Fill grooves of old wood paneling

I have old wood paneling that was painted with semi-gloss paint not too long ago. We want to fill the grooves and make it look like drywall and smooth. I found this article. It seems simple based on ...
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Which is the better first step: rebuilding a basement closet, or insulating the basement walls?

Recently closed on a split-level. The majority of it is well done, but neither my wife or I were content with the basement. It was partially finished, with a closed off utility room, some hideous ...
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How can I anchor to a 1" thick hollow wall with a very shallow cavity?

I just moved into a pre-war apartment in the Upper West Side, New York. I'm trying to install some wall shelves. I don't know anything about the construction of this building, so I'm learning about ...
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Getting Ethernet Cable Through Exterior Wall

I am looking to run Ethernet cable outside my house. I have already found this question on running Ethernet cable outdoors, but it does not cover the best way to get the cable there. Ideally, I would ...
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Is there a reason not to nail up drywall?

I have a bunch of drywall to put up. I am staring at a loaded 15-gauge framing nail gun, and a drill + a box of drywall screws, and boy oh boy does that nail gun look tempting. When attaching to ...