Complicated drywall piece upside down

Old 11-11-11, 09:37 AM
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Complicated drywall piece upside down

Hi all,
I cut a complicated, angled, out of square piece backwards. I made a template and everything and when I did my final cut the finish side is towards the ceiling studs. DOH!

It's in a garage, 5/8" X and won't be painted or anything special, just primed. We may eventually do a nice garage, but not for years.

I don't have a van or truck and this is my last 5/8 sheet. So I'm sweating a $30 delivery charge or rental for one measly sheet! Plus this would delay me until Monday to get this section of the rock done.

Can I install this one upside down and then just use Gardz or Kilz on it to seal the brown paper side? It seems like I can, but wanted second opinions.

Old 11-11-11, 10:53 AM
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In a garage you should be fine. Maybe a skim coat will be needed.
You are not the first one to make such a mistake.
Old 11-11-11, 06:06 PM
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And here I thought I was the only one who did that kind of stuff! You can avoid it in the future by just thinking "upside down" the next time you place a template on the white board for tracing.
Old 11-12-11, 04:16 AM
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I've painted a lot of new construction and having a board upside down isn't all that rare and most of the time it paints just fine. In fact about 25 yrs ago when the drywall manufactures were experimenting with recycled paper, I painted a bunch of houses that had a pink cast bleed thru the primer, except for 1 board that had been installed backwards.

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