A few tips for drywall installation

Champion Drywall of Pace Florida has a few tips for all of you to see, hopefully this will help anyone out there that wants to give drywall a shot. We give these from years of experience doing drywall work in the Pace, Florida area.

1. 5/8” GWB (Gypsum Wall Board) is always a better move than ½” GWB for thickness- it’s stiffer and hides framing imperfections. Nothing makes up for a day or two of extra work with long levels flattening walls/ ceilings and checking for other framing problems that will become evident only at the end of the project when all the interior lighting is in place.

2. Reflective lighting (i.e. off adjacent bodies of water) can create unforgiving washes of light that show every imperfection. Best to go full mud-coating and sand over complete surfaces that will get reflected light.

3. Think through alignment issues; door and window heads should line up inside (ideally with a sweet no-casing drywall wrap) as well as line up outside, which means the framing needs to offset so that the finish conditions align. Also, sometimes you need to offset adjacent framing so that when different types of finishes are added to surfaces, you still get alignment.

4. Triple-check wall/ceiling flatness during taping wherever cabinets meet drywall. Once cabinets are installed, an uneven wall or ceiling becomes all the more evident (even with scribes).