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bending drywall around curves, possible?

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Old 12-18-05, 06:43 PM
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bending drywall around curves, possible?

What is the best technique for bending drywall around curves such as an arched doorway? Do you make multiple partial thickess cuts on the back side? Help please!
 
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Old 12-18-05, 07:08 PM
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Use multiple layers of 1/4".
 
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Old 12-19-05, 06:25 AM
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If it is a tight bend then soak the backside of the 1/4" with water until plyable.
 
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Old 12-19-05, 06:44 AM
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mbgonzomd,

I suggest using 1/4" High Flex Wallboard which is specifically designed for radius construction such as curved walls, archways and stairways. It can be used for both concave and convex surfaces.

1/4" High Flex is typically applied in double layers.

http://www.nationalgypsum.com/produc...at:1&product=8

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 12-19-05, 06:51 AM
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Where to get 1/4"

Can you get 1/4" high flex at Lowes or HD? Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 12-19-05, 06:58 AM
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mbgonzomd,

It could be ordered if they don't carry it. I would suggest a Drywall supplier or a good local lumber yard. (I am able to get it though this source)

If need be contact a drywaller for where it can be obtained in your area.

Good Luck!
 
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