I have done gyprocking before and did do a wonderful job on my mothers
basement back in 1981 or so... A few things I can't remember or maybe it
wasn't invented back in the day.LOL .. My question is this...... Is there a
difference between ceiling gyprock and wall gyprock? I am going to
completely gyprock a bedroom (10X13) with 1/2 inch. Do I just buy the sheets
for the entire area or do I have to seperate wall type from ceiling type?
Reason why I ask this is my brother said one type has a green stripe and
other has a red stripe incicating ceiling? Or is my brother bullsh*tting me?
While I have the floor....which to you do first?...ceiling or walls?
Ceiling first. They make some extra strength sheetrock for ceiling use.
Attic insulation has gotten thicker and trusses are spaced 24". The extra
strength is used to prevent sagging. Don't think it matters for your use.
I used it in my house on the ceiling. Had to buy it from a sheetrock
supplier. Here is a link to manufacturer install guides
I hung sheet rock during some time in the '70s. A mouth full of blue
nails and a "hatchet". It taught me what hard work was about.
I will always do the ceiling first and use 5/8 board. Wall boards 1/2"
- butt the tapered edge at the ceiling.
Working down on the wall a second sheet. Use a toe kick tool to lift
the final bottom cut piece.
A 12' 5/8 piece of rock won't break like a 1/2 sheet.
God what's the fascination with with high strength or 5/8 on the
ceiling...Ceilings ARE SUPPOSED TO BE STRAPPED...It holds the weight off the
drywall all together and makes the ceiling MUCH stronger and flatter...It
only takes a couple of hours and is cheap and makes insulating and hanging
the drywall MUCH easier....
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