Friday, March 22, 2013

How to Expand Garage Partial Wall by Installing Wall board (Gypsum Board)

Fig.1 The job
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Razor knife extra blades
Sheet rock screws
Wall tape 
Wall board (gypsum board) 

Mrs. Garcia wanted her garage partially walled with new sheetrock. She was told by her insurance company that the new washer and dryer that she wanted to move to that part of the garage must have wallboard to prevent garage fires. 

This post shows the seven steps to install gypsum board on the garage wall. 

Step 1: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows the area that she needed to have the new wallboard installed.
Fig.2 Bottom wall
Step 2: Look at the garage area that needs to be repaired. This is one time the wall needs to be measured. The wall will have wallboard screwed to the sides so the exact measurement is needed. One sheet of wallboard is a 4 ft by 8 ft wide. 
Step 3: Fig.3 shows a razor knife with extra blades. Use this knife to cut the wallboard to size.
Fig.3 Razor knife 
and extra blades
Step 4: Fig.4 shows that this job required one 4 by 8 sheet. The first board has been placed on the wall.
Fig.4 Drywall 
4 x 8 sheet
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the sheetrock screws are all around the garage floor vent. Place sheetrock screws into the wood studs just slightly below the surface.
Fig.5 Garage vent
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the wallboard has been screwed in place using a cordless screwdriver with a Phillips bit. Now the wallboard need mud applied to the wall joint edges.
Fig.6 Wall vent
Step 7: Apply wall tape to the edges of the sheetrock and anywhere where two edges meet. Fig.7 shows wall tape being applied at the top of the wall and fig.8 shows the tape is brought to the bottom of the wallboard and the wood edge.
Fig.7 Adding sheetrock tape
Fig.8 Tape 
the bottom
Step 8: Fig.9 shows the perimeter edges have been taped the middle where two sheets come together must be taped also. The tape being applied to the wall and later it will be covered up with mud and sanded smooth.
Fig.9 Paper tape
Step 9: The last steps is the smooth out the bumps, on the wall tape and around the edges of the sheetrock. Fig.10 shows the use a tile sponge to wet sand the edges of the wallboard.
Fig.10 Sponge smooth
Step 10: Fig.11 shows the job is finished, except priming the wall and painting afterwards. This would be done by the home owner nephews.
Fig.11 Drywall 

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