How Do You Prepare For Drywall Installation?
Drywall, also known as sheetrock, when installed properly, results in a flat smooth surface, ready for painting or wallpapering. Made of pressed gypsum and covered with paper or fiberglass sheeting, drywall is common in new construction and remodeling. It’s important to prepare the underlying stud-wall properly before hanging the drywall. Install stud backers in the corners of your room for securing the drywall sheets. You may need to add a stud to the corner if the load-bearing stud extends on only one side. Install all of your electrical wiring and plumbing in the wall space before hanging the drywall. Run your wires and install electrical boxes within the exposed studs. After drywall installation, it is very difficult to run wiring. Electrical boxes should extend ¼ inch from the stud. You will cut around them when installing the sheetrock. Hold a string line across your stud-wall to see if all the studs line up exactly with the string. There may be a little variation and that’s okay