Replace wall drywall without removing ceiling drywall?


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Old 09-10-12, 02:51 PM
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Replace wall drywall without removing ceiling drywall?

Can a person replace the wall drywall without removing the ceiling drywall? If so how do you cut the wall from the ceiling drywall?
 
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Old 09-10-12, 02:56 PM
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Welcome to the forums Joseph!

Just take a utility knife and cut the seam where the drywall meets the ceiling.
 
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Old 09-10-12, 04:14 PM
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It will also make it easier if you can leave the top 2 or 3" of wall drywall. That way you will just have to flat tape the seam at the top of the wall instead of taping and mudding the whole wall-ceiling corner.
 
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Old 09-11-12, 04:24 AM
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That's a great tip...... wonder why I never thought of it
 
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Old 09-11-12, 05:43 AM
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OK, I'll go a different route - why do you feel you need to remove and replace the drywall?
 
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Old 09-16-12, 04:46 AM
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Just for information, your ceiling was installed first (hopefully), so the wall sheetrock is just butted up to it. I do like XSleeper's idea of cutting it short to alleviate corner taping. Especially if your ceiling has a knockdown or other textured surface.
 
 

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