Drywall Installation: Top Five Tips
Make sure to pick PURPLE products, use the right tools, measure, be safe and find a friend like Anitra Mecadon to help.
Watch as DIY guru and TV personality Anitra Mecadon shows do-it-yourselfers how to install and finish PURPLE drywall in 15 easy steps. Not only will you learn what materials to use and how much time it will take, you'll also learn tips and tricks the pros use to get the job done right.
This step helps you measure and estimate the amount of mold- and moisture-resistant PURPLE drywall you will need for your project.
Learn how to choose, store and handle PURPLE drywall for your DIY project.
Find out everything you need to know about installing PURPLE drywall on the ceiling.
Secure PURPLE on the ceiling drywall using screws as fasteners.
This is the best way to hang drywall horizontally or vertically on the wall.
Cut, score and snap your PURPLE drywall or wallboard like a DIY pro.
Learn how to measure and cut your PURPLE drywall for electrical outlets and switches.
This is everything you need to finish PURPLE drywall joints and fasteners, including drywall paper tape and a taping knife.
Use a mixing paddle and low dust joint compound to finish joints and fasteners like a pro.
Make sure you have enough joint compound for both sides of the joint and press your folded joint tape into the mud using your taping knife.
When finishing vertical joints, feather the joint compound with a taping knife and be sure not to use too much mud.
When the first coat of joint compound is dry, use taping knives to apply a second coat of mud over the joints and fasteners in your PURPLE drywall.
Sand any uneven areas and excess joint compound on the PURPLE drywall for a smooth, finished surface.
Using taping knives, apply joint compound over all of the joints and fastener heads and feather beyond the edge of the second coat for a smooth surface.
Sand the joint compound on your walls and ceilings until smooth and remove all excess dust with a damp rag or sponge.
This acoustically enhanced gypsum board easily installs over existing drywall without the need for a disruptive and expensive demolition.