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Important Tips
On Hanging Drywall

Tips on Hanging Drywall - Hung and Ready for Tape.

Although the main focus here is on drywall finishing and texturing, the following tips on hanging drywall will prove to be invaluable. They cover the most commonly misunderstood parts of the drywall hanging stage.

If you want to build solid walls that will last forever and continue to look great – then you’ll need to make them solid in the hanging stage. Think of the taping & finishing stage as nothing more than cosmetic.

Taping the joints and coating them with joint compound does add strength to the wall, but you can’t rely on this alone to remedy "loose" drywall panels.

Many people apply joint tape over loose drywall panels and smashed, frayed edges - thinking that the joint tape will remedy the problem.

Then when the joints begin to show and the nails/screws "pop", they usually assume that there’s some sort of a scientific or technical cause for the problems. In most cases, the real culprit is just negligence of the basics.

Skim through these pages and you’ll understand why the professional never has problems with multiple nail pops, tub / shower units that just keep cracking at the wall, and the many other problems that are so common for the novice.

Drywall Nails VS Screws

Drywall screws are superior to nails in many ways:
  • Screws are easier to finish-off with joint compound.

  • Screws are easier on the framework (no impact or vibration), and easier on the drywall (less damage to the surrounding material). This means far better holding power than that of a nail.

Always use screws (not nails) in the field area of the panels because they are much, much easier to finish with joint compound.

Professional hangers will use both. For instance: If you’re preparing to hang a panel on the upper wall area, nails can be pre-tacked along the top-edge of the panel so that you can start hammering with one hand, while you hold the sheet in place with the other.

In this case the nails are only used for getting the sheet in place, and then the screws are used to finish off the middle area or "field" of each panel.


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