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Drywall Rapid City SD

If you have ever taken the time to watch a skilled tradesman hang drywall, you marvel at how fast and easy it seems to be for them. I have seen friends in the trade use nothing more than a tape measure and a utility knife to make all the necessary cuts and cut-outs.

Benson's Painting & Wallpapering
(605) 360-5945
6361 E 41st St
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Yantzer Henry & Marsha K
(605) 343-9585
6845 W Highway 44
Rapid City, SD
 
Puckett Drywall Construction
(605) 342-2433
920 E Chicago St
Rapid City, SD
 
Souter & Sons Plastering and Drywall Inc
(605) 334-7447
2317 S Crestwood Rd
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Chuck's Drywall
(605) 882-3806
423 4th St NW
Watertown, SD
 
Boetker Drywall
(605) 343-2982
Rapid City, SD
 
Tri-Drywall Inc
(605) 343-9585
6845 W Highway 44
Rapid City, SD
 
Midwest Drywall
(605) 996-7794
620 W 14th Ave
Mitchell, SD
 
House of Drywall
(605) 332-1080
1608 S Sherman Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Cornerstone Plastering & Drywall Inc
(605) 582-2880
1000 Ash St
Brandon, SD
 

Hanging Drywall for Beginners

Hangin' Drywall For Beginners
Mon 10/15/07 11:11:53 am
by James Gzemski

If you have ever taken the time to watch a skilled tradesman hang drywall, you marvel at how fast and easy it seems to be for them. I have seen friends in the trade use nothing more than a tape measure and a utility knife to make all the necessary cuts and cut-outs. For the average homeowner who may want to save a few bucks on a home construction project by doing it himself or with a helper, hanging drywall can be very intimidating, especially if you have never done it before.

There is real physical labor involved here, especially if you are by yourself. I just remodeled my own bathroom recently which wasn't bad since it was only 8 feet x 8 feet. What about a larger room such as a new family room in the basement? I have good news for you. It can be done by yourself or with a helper with a little patience and instruction. The goal of this article is to help those who may be just starting out or who are a novice. It will cover the basics of drywalling.

The experienced veterans and tradesman have their own way of doing things and have developed their own techniques, shortcuts and trade secrets. If you are just starting out, I would suggest buying an extra sheet or two of drywall when estimating your job. You will make mistakes and there is no better teacher than experience. If you have a friend who is skilled at drywall, I suggest you by him a case of his favorite beer and have him come over and give you some pointers as you work.

Lets start out by looking at what tools and supplies you will need to complete your job. First thing on the list is the drywall. we need to understand that with drywalling, there is a certain amount of waist involved. We always want to use the largest pieces possible to create the least amount of seams. The less seams there are to tape and spackle the better off you will be and the smoother your walls will look. For instance, if I am building a 10 feet x 10 foott room in my basement, if at all possible I want to purchase 12 foot drywall boards. Sure you lose two feet to waist but imagine how many more seams there would be if you used 8 foot boards.

Next we need a good cordless drill/driver along with at least 2 or 3 batteries. I also like to have two chargers so I always have one battery charging and one battery at full charge. My personal preference is an 18 volt cordless drill. Some people prefer 14.4 volt for this project. I have found that a good 18 volt variable speed cordless drill can take care of just about any job around the house, big or small. You can find anything you need in regards to a cordless drill at justcordlessdrills.com.

A good supply of magnetic screw gun bits are needed also. With 1/2 inch sheetrock, I like to use 1 1/2 or 1 5/8 sheetrock screws. I also like to glue my boards to the studs, especially the ceiling so a couple of tubes of adhesive such as Liquid Nails and a caulking ...

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