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DIY  /  September 2, 2021

Common Drywall Installation Mistakes to Avoid

A lot of homeowners consider a drywall installation as a simple project. This is why many homeowners consider doing the project themselves. However, this path could result in many installation issues. In this post, Handyman Connection® of Orange County shares the common drywall installation mistakes you should avoid.

  1. Approaching All Drywalls the Same Way. Just like any part of your household, your drywall can come in different types. For instance, different drywalls provide different features like moisture and mold growth resistance. A big mistake that DIYers commit is thinking that all of these drywalls are the same. What’s worse is if they pick the cheapest option out of the bunch, and find out how underperforming they are without doing proper research. Make sure that you consult an expert before purchasing one.

  1. Excessive Sanding. While sanding seems like a fun task, overdoing it will harm your dried mud compound and joints. Keep in mind that over-sanding can compromise the fiberglass or paper tape that protects the seams and even the surface of the drywall. This could further compromise your drywall installation project. Also, don’t forget to use the proper grade for sanding since high-grit sandpaper could tarnish its appearance.

  1. Excessively Tightening the Drywall Joints. This is a common mistake that DIYers commit. This is because they think that excessively tightening the drywall joints will make them more secure. In fact, this could break your drywall since it will prevent the expansion and contraction of the framing members. If it is excessively tightened, it cannot be fixed. However, you can prevent this issue by using a guide that can help you tighten your drywall joints properly.

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