Drywall, invented by U.S. Gypsum Co. and trade-marked as Sheet Rock, is made of gypsum plaster pressed between two thick sheets of paper. It’s a tough and simple option to to aged plaster walls, but it’s susceptible to damage from dampness. Dry wall can be caused by a water leak of any kind to disintegrate or rot. The dry wall can be readily replaced, when there isn’t any other injury to the wall. It’s possible for you to replace complete 4 by-8 foot sheets or just cut and replace rotted sections that are. Installing alternative dry wall is similar to hanging materials that is new.
Assess the injury and decide just how much drywall has to be replaced. Remove sections that are negative by pulling off sheets having a prybar or by using a long straight-edge along with a utility knife to slice out parts that are broken. Make any cuts in the middle of wall studs. Installation screws using a screw gun if they can be located by you pull the dry wall that is poor off, then remove nails or screws if dry wall was nailed on.
Repair any leaks that triggered dry wall rot, if it wasn’t a one-time incident just like a drain overflow or rain via an open window. Let the wall framing straight back to original problem and framing eliminate any particles or fasteners to get the wall studs and dry entirely.
Replace complete panels that have been removed with complete panels, installed vertically or horizontally, whichever path the unique sheets were laid. Fasten drywall to studs with a screw gun as well as drywall screws. Drive screw heads in although the dry wall encounter is somewhat dimpled by them however don’t split the paper. Space screws 12 to 18-inches apart on top and bottom wall plates as well as on all studs.
Cut panels as required to fit around windows, doors or openings using dry wall or a utility knife saw. Replace broken by slicing alternative panels to the sam-e dimensions parts that were cut out. Measure the cutout, creating certain there are at least half of a a stud or plate on all edges, and drywall having knife or a noticed. By scoring a straightline, then snapping the panel against a straightedge use a knife.
Tape all seams of whether total sheets, the alternative or partial. Spread compound on the seam using a 5-inch press paper tape and drywall knife using the knife involved with it it, then protect it with a different layer of co mpound. Let the compound dry, sand it sleek and a-DD an additional coat of co mpound, feathered to the sides having a knife that is broader. Add a layer if required to completely seal and sleek the joint.