Drywall:Ceiling or walls first?


Old 05-01-06, 04:40 AM
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Drywall:Ceiling or walls first?

Just finished all my electrical and am gonna sheetrock my garage. Do you typically do the ceiling first, then the walls? Or is it the other way around? My studs are 92 5/8ths inches, if that makes any difference. Thanks!
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Old 05-01-06, 07:32 AM
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Do the ceiling first. That way the sheetrock on the wall supports the edges of the sheetrock on the ceiling.
Once the ceiling is done, do the top section of the walls with the sheetrock layed horizontal. Use full sheets for the top row.
The bottom row will have to be ripped to fit and the joints staggered relative to the top row.
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I would add that you want to put both tapered edges of the drywall where the two pieces of wall mount meet, that will make mudding and taping easiest if you choose to do so.
Old 05-01-06, 05:12 PM
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If you used precut studs [and didn't shorten them] the 92.5" plus top and bottom plate [3"] will equal an 8" wall. You shouldn't need to rip the bottom sheet of drywall.

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