How to Properly Space Drywall Screws How to Properly Space Drywall Screws

What You'll Need
Drywall screws
Power drill
Screwdriver
Pencil
Tape measure

When do it yourself projects involve fitting drywall, you will need to use drywall screws as part of the process. To ensure that the installation is completed properly, you will find it necessary to space the screws at a sufficient distance from each other.  

Step 1 – Plot  

Once you are aware of the size of the drywall panels that you intend to install, you will be in a better position to know how to space the drywall screws. For example, the larger the area, the greater the number of screws required. As a general rule, a distance of 12 inches between each screw is prudent, but if a firmer installation is required, this can be reduced as low as 6 inches.   

Step 2 – Measure

Fitting drywall screws in the corners of the drywall panels in a good idea, which will give you a starting point from which to continue. When you have decided on the relevant measurement, use a tape measure and a pencil to mark the point where each screw will be placed.

Step 3 – Adjust

Bear in mind that the more screws you insert, the more covering of them will need to take place. Stand back and consider the pencil marks to ensure you are happy with the position.

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