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how to istall gypsum boards? Answered

I need to know about fixing technics of gypsum boards on walls and ceilings.

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killerjackalope

10 years ago

Kiteman's got it, though attaching plasterboard to a wall? If it's directly to the beams then it's best nailed on, though even direct to wall nailing is probably best, mainly because gluing them can be a pain. Finishing them is simple, plaster over or if they'll take the paint/other finish directly simply filler/plaster in the seams to make a smooth wall. Though do make sure the wall is flat, you can pad out uneven parts in joists and wall as you go but if you miss a dip and nail in to it you can easily put a crack through the board, if you want I'll get a couple of photos of the way it's nailed on, I just removed some from the bathroom because the door handle put a hole in it...

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Kiteman

10 years ago

Fix wooden battens to the walls/ceilings, and then nail the boards to the battens, making sure you use the correct nails (known in the UK as plasterboard nails). If your wall is already even, it is also possible to glue the boards, although I don't know what the adhesive is.