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Drywall has several common names, such as gypsum board and sheetrock. It is mainly used in the construction of walls, but also has other uses. A plaster is made of gypsum, poured flat and smooth, and then wrapped in paper. The pieces are joined with strips of paper, and cemented down with a compound known as "mud." After the mud is dry, it is sanded and the wall is finished with paint, texture, wallpaper, or a variety of other creative means.
Probably because of foundation problems.. Unstable and things like  that.
Yes. This gives you a surface to apply the tile.
You use an air compressor with an attachment to spray the compound on the wall.  Hog squash. You can apply it with a roller, however, it is easier and makes a better appearance if you use the air gun to spray it on. If you use a roller, the easier way to go is to get the powder texture. However,...
depends on thickness and if it is lightweight, way to many options  to give an accurate answer
It can be either: drywall or dry wall. It can also be hyphenated:  dry-wall.
Drywall is made of gypsum plaster, which is pressed between two  thick sheets of paper to create panels. It is also called plaster  board.
Get a new dry wall or paint over it. The stain stains the wall, so you can pretty much only paint over it.
Basically panels are made of woods and fibres. Drywall panels are  made of gypsum.
no, asbestos is outlawed in the united states
  It shouldn't be a problem. The glue is water based and the mud should adhere to it.
That's a waste of time . Call 2-3 drywallers and get them to give estimates. I always do that and get a faster, more accurate answer than I could ever come up with myself.
You have to put either paper or mesh tape on the joints. Mesh is easier.
You can glue it or install furring strips and then nail to them. Usually you want a gap between the concrete and the drywall. Moisture can collect between the two. Usually you would hang a sheet of plastic, anchor 1x2 or 2x4 on the wall or build a complete 2x4 wall in front of the concrete, insulate...
Technically, you could, but it is definitely better not to. An excess of humidity could cause a variety of problems. One of the main ones is ventilation for you.
The level of drywall is measured in the bed coat level 1- 5 being the smoothest.written by; Ken Cutway New Image Painting.
toggle bolts or variations there of are the best options, i prefer  the combo toggle bolt/screw in variety, hit up your local home  improvement store and tell them you want something that can support  at least 50lbs as people tend to pull on them.
You figure out the square footage, and then the size and number of boards needed.
Fill it with joint compound, level it with a putty knife or a straight edge of some kind. After it dries, gently wipe across it with a damp sponge to smooth it, no dust using a sponge.
You patch it with scrap drywall pieces or use mesh tape.
You want a tight fit to the ceiling and if there is a gap at the bottom, the base trim will cover it.
  ======Answer=======   Just plain water will clean dry wall dust. You might just have to keep getting clean water and repeating. I usually use a shop vac first then clean with water. Good luck.
Yes. 'SheetRock' is a particular brand name for gypsum board. I believe 'Drywall is, too.
Technically its not sanding, because sand paper is not used. Use a wet sponge and rub the dried mud. It will dampen the mud and smear it around effectively feathering it out and filling in some gaps. Since the sponge is not stiff or flat like a sanding block, you may still have high and low spots in...
  Yes, you can use Kilz over drywall. It is an undercoat, or primer.
1/2 inch is the most common.
About 50% more than the 1/2 inch ,because it's unusual and not in much demand .Generally 18-20 per sheet.
Depends on the thickness and the length. Will vary on location also.
Answer . I have been in the business since 1959, and the first time we used it was in 1976 in Anchorage AK. The trouble with it is it is water resistant, not waterproof. That means that after a period of time usually a few years, the water penetrates, and if you didn't use felt paper before...
Yes, it will mold very soon.
how much will it cost to rip out 1300 sq ft of drywall and insulation and replace said
Try doing something to distract yourself. -ebush another view: find out if your body is deficient of something found in drywall (if that is possible): find a very big rubber band and put it around your wrist and every time you think about drywall, snap yourself really hard.
Type X drywall is not only fire resistant but also strong against water damage and mold. The more layers of Type X drywall you add, the more it increases its strength in protection. It's basically a construction technique used for WHMIS's Class B:Flammable and combustible material. Type X firewall...
If the tile is glazed it should pop off easily once dry If unglazed place a wet sponge on top of it and let it soak for awhile, then carefully scrape the plaster off.
You need a level surface so you would want the joints to be done & dry. HOWEVER you really shouldn't put tile over drywall. Cement board, HardiBacker or green board, but never drywall.
Between $0.80 and $1.20 per sqft for materials and labor. Between $0.60 and $0.90 for labor alone. Paint ready. The smaller the job, the higher the price per sqft.Note that is is per sq ft of wall space, not floor space. So a 10x10 room with 8' ceilings would be 40' of wall x 8' = 320 sq ft.
GYPSUM is the main mineral in Drywall.
  You can use screws with anchors that expand as the screw is installed. Also, there is a gadget that can be pushed into the wall to hang pictures. Not sure what it's called, but it's about three inches long and has a bend so that the long end of the gadget fits into and behind the wall. You...
Answer . shouldnt be a problem.if old drywall seal with a pigmented sealer first then retape and flush.after that treat surface as new.ie seal and double top coat.
Mice and rats...same difference. But they can and WILL eat through ANYTHING....cement...drywall...wood...ANYTHING....rats and mice have VERY LONG sharp teeth, and they are ALWAYS looking for something to "file" down their teeth. Actually it's very unhealthy for a rat or mouse to NOT file their teeth...
Plastic sheeting works well for this, and yes it goes behind the drywall on exterior walls to help prevent moisture from getting to the drywall.
  In the best of all possible worlds, YES. If you are doing new construction yourself, then a primer coat before installation of trim & cabinetry is fantastic. Wish more of the "pros" where that conscientious.
Ohhhhh......I'd say approximately 48.7 x 40. 1948 lbs.
Mainly calcium sulphate dihydrate. There may be a few other minerals in very small quantities in specialised boards for fireproofing or mildew control..
yes as it stinks more its get molded and bad and u get funges
If you are improving YOUR OWN building you cannot charge your tenant anything -unless they caused the damage. If they did cause the damage you have to give them a fair rate for the job in your area.
It depends on how bad it is torn. If it just some surface paper, you can use some drywall mud to even out the surface. You would float it over the area of the missing paper, and them feather out the mud over the surrounding good drywall until everything is level. After it is dry, lightly sand the...
Straight, at 90 deg to the board.
You would apply the mud with a putty knife. ANS 2 -On the first application, mud is applied and spread smooth with an 8 or 12 inch metal spreader. The idea is to fill everything quickly, leaving the least amount of peaks and valleys. The smaller spreaders used are 6 inch and are best for subsequent...
If they are in the mood to , and if they have experience with drywall repairs. Most plumbers dont like to get involved with covering up the holes they make in order to make their repairs. Its annoying and time consuming.
You hold it against the studs and screw it in.
The metal is part of a protective foil like tape placed around the corners and seams of drywall. The reason it shows through is most likely due to a poor finishing job or paint being worn off.
  No, you don't use drywall anchors if you can use a stud.
Gypsum or 'calcium sulfate dihydrate' is the only substance used.
Rub it with a damp cloth. I doubt very much that it penetrated the paint.
drywall can actually be saturated at least twice without harm or loss of strength. it is a common pratice to wet drywall to hang a radius wall. When the drywall dries it accually becomes harder. If the paper peals off of the drywall it needs to be replaced, otherwise it can be patched.
Depends on the pickup, one 'lift' (100 sheets)of the new 'standard light' 4x8 x 1/2, is about 3,700 pounds on a nice sunny day.
Drywall is the standard covering of the interior frame of many houses.
You would use it anywhere the moisture level is high, such as bathrooms, utility rooms, water softener rooms, etc. Greenboard is not water proof, just more resistant to water damage and mold.
they figure a man can hang about 6-8 sheets 4x8 an hour - when you figure in cutting round outlets - windows ect. drywallers don't make alot of money say -8.00 to 15.00 an hour ....... drywall is usually charged by the square foot --- at .60-1.25 a foot including finishing ...... .15 to .40 just for...
There is a new tool called VAZIT for metal receptacle boxes. these receptacle boxes are commonly used in Canada.
Means to finish painting a drywall.
The 'lite' is for thin coats and final coat. The 'low dust' is for people who don't like dust and in general it's to give people a choice.
Yes. An urge to do so could also be the sign of a nutritional deficiency. Consume a multivitamin and a good diet and consult medical attention if you continue to have an urge to consume drywall.
  It can. It is generally considered "non-friable" in this use.
Yes and no. Short answer is you need to apply a bonding agent to the durock so the plaster will stick. Blueboard is chemically treated to accept plaster, durock is not so it will just fall off without a bonding agent.
If you have primer on the drywall, it's only necessary to wipe it if very dusty.
Gypsum ANS 2 - The proper technical name is calcium sulphate dihydrate
Cut it out then put a skim coat of mud over it.
Gemini coatings in El Reno Oklahoma has a laminate patch system. If you call them or email them, they can refer you to a local repair guy that has their system. You would be surprised what can be fixed.   However, the cost can surpass the cost of a new top even if the backsplash can be saved.  ...
  You can try scraping it off with a putty knife. If you happen to gouge the drywall in the process, use drywall mud over the spot, smooth it over with a putty knife. After it dries, try sanding it. If it is still not flat, scrape on a bit more drywall, allow to dry and sand again.
Drywall use should be avoided in the shower area if possible. Any are receiving a daily dose of constant wetting will be prone to moisture infiltration and deterioration. On ceilings that might only receive a smattering of water, any tape should be o.k., as long as the drywall is finished, primed...
  You want to put the tub in first.
They dry in just a few days but you can't paint or do anything for at least 30 days for the plaster to cure.
I'm not a pro but pretty close to it. I've done it many times, and I am about to do it tomorrow. I would not do this in a shower or tub surround where there will be lots of water.
It is used for archway ceilings or a archways in a hall. The general purpose of 1/4" is for any wall or surface that is not flat. Round walls, coved ceilings.
Yes. It's recommended that you use an undercoat first before you use the paint colour you're after. You can paint straight on but it will look shabby and peel off easily after a while.
  Drywall hammer, tape measure, drywall rasp, metal cutters (straight cut), pencil (never use a pen), razor knife, pipehole knocker (preferably copper pipe), chalkline, T-square, router (optional), screwgun, drywall horse, kicker bar (for jacking up bottom sheets on the walls), and a good...
Since the plumbing is going to be behind the vanity, cut out a section of the drywall and cut notches in the edge of the studs deep enough for the drain and supply lines and connect to the existing pipes. Install new sheetrock making sure you don't screw or nail in the spots where the pipes are. ...
You cover the seams with tape, then mud and then smooth it, let it dry and repeat.
Yea if you don't your electrical boxes will be to deep for your device
You tape the seams with either paper or fibre tape and then apply mud as smoothly as you can to cover the tape and leave a surface level with the board. At this first application mud is applied after mixing it smooth and put on with an 8 or 12 inch metal spreader. In about 3 days it will have dried...
Stretch drywall is 54" wide, the width between the outer side beveled edges.
It's just a little less than one standard sheet of board. If you take it as going upto the ceiling in a regular 8 ft.high room, then it's a section just under 4 ft. wide and ceiling height.
There are a number of factors to consider. -Is this a finished room, if not who is going to remove all the furniture and cover the flooring. Are you going to re-paint the walls after the job ( they will almost certainly need it) . Actuelly remiving the drywall is a fairly simple job, but all the...