There are different kinds of drywall and you need to determine the right one for your place. You will also need to identify the size of the area to know how many sheets of drywall will you need for it. A lot of stores that sells drywall will be able to deliver the product directly in your home so that you will not be renting a truck for it reach your home because it is very long in its length. Also, if you are planning to install it, you can also rent the tools that you are going to need so that you will be able to save more money.
There are three steps that you need to know if you like install drywall into your home. Follow through our list so that you will know what to do in your home given this circumstances.
HOW TO CUT:
Lay your drywall sheets on a flat and dry surface so that any obstacle will not affect how it look and its quality. A pencil comes in handy when you are going to measure the length that you will need for a specific place. Be sure to have a T-square as your guide while you are cutting the drywall and of course, your saw must be sharp enough to not have grungy sides. This methods will let you have a few mistakes as well and of course resulting to save more money.
HOW TO FINISHING:
You should tape and sand your drywall and you should be good to go. What you are going to need are three different layers of mud, many many sandpaper and a layer of a drywall tape. You do the spreading of the joint compound into the seam that you are working on and you need a finishing knife that is 6 inches long in order to perfect that part of the finishing. Next, you should tape the joints of the drywall securely and make sure that you do not miss out any places and you will not worry about its durability because the mud that is applied to it will hold it together and make it strong. The block coat or the second coat of the mud should be applied again using the same finishing knife that you used for the other step. Make sure that you do not use more than what is enough, it only needs a few for it to hold together. Then we arrive to the skim coat or the final coat of your mud. A finishing knife should still be used but make sure that you are using the 12 inch one in applying the final coat of the mud. Make sure that you are not in a hurry while applying this coat because your only goal for this last coat is to make it smooth to the surface level, thus, you need to take time to apply it carefully.
Allow the mud to set for about a day or 24 hours. This is what we call the waiting game. After which, you can use a pole sander and a sandpaper of 120 grit in order to sand the mud that you have applied earlier and make sure that you are not seeing any tape of mud that is not pleasing to the yes. Wear your helpful mask and goggles while you are doing this.