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Tools & Materials for Drywall

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09-05-01, 05:10 PM   #1  
What tools and materials do I need to install drywalls? I am re-doing the entire room including ceiling.

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09-06-01, 04:03 AM   #2  
Some sheets of drywall
Bucket(s) of joint compound
Drywall tape, either paper or the adhesive fiberglass type
Outside corner beads if applicable
Drywall screws
Taping knife
Straight edge / t-square
Box knife
drywall saw / keyhole saw

For the ceiling, you'll need a "deadman" or a helper to hold up the sheets. A deadman is two sticks of 2x4 attached together in the shape of a T and a third 2x4 as bracing.

To cut the drywall use the box knife to score one side of the drywall, snap it along the cut on the opposite side and then cut the other side with the knife. The saw is for cutting pocket holes for outlets/switches/plumbing etc.

As much as possible butt the beveled edges together and the cut edges together instead of mixing.

You can damp sponge the joint compound to smooth it out after it has setup to lessen the amount of sanding.

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09-06-01, 06:53 AM   #3  
Thank you very much Bazooka

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