By doing the ceiling first, you are supporting the edges of the sheetrock. You could hang the ceiling second if you put some wood between the rafters for the ends to screw into.
Not sure how you are doing the walls but sounds like you are doing it vertically. The walls should be done horizontally. If the walls were built correctly you shouldn't have to trim sheetrock except around doors and windows.lacyj said:Hi,
We started hanging the sheetrock on our new house and aren't sure if we're supose to do the ceiling first or the walls first. We did the first room by doing the ceiling first and when we hung the wall board it was too long. We had to trim of between 1/4" and 1/2" off each sheet. The wood framing has been up for about a year and is now dry, could it have shrunk that much? Should we start the second room by doing the walls first and then trying to fit in the ceiling rock? Or, continue as we have been, trimming each piece?
Thanks for any advice,
Do the ceiling first. First wall sheet next to ceiling running horizontally all around the room. Next do the bottom sheets. That's the way the pro told me to do it.lacyj said:Yes, we're hanging the wall vertical, so that the untapered edges are at the top and bottom. The beveled edges that need tapeing are up and down. That's the way it shows in the books, we have. If you ran them the other way, how do you get them flat?(At the taping stage?) We have scrap wood along all the edges, at ceiling level, so that we can screw the sheet rock in. We could hang the rock either ceiling then wall or wall then ceiling. It just seems easier to fit, by doing the ceiling first. It's just to two of us doing it and ceilings are hard to work on.
Any good contractor would laugh at this. MAKE SURE you leave an inch or so gap between the wall and floor. Otherwise, one spill or toilet overflow and the water will seep into the wall and the drywall is ruined.waltseed said:Actually, the guy I learned from liked to not use baseboard so everyone could see that he had done a perfect job and didn't need baseboard to cover anything. But I found that I have things to cover unless I work too slow.
lacyj said:We were going to use the greenboard behind the shower walls. The walls are preformed plastic, but are in five pieces, two angled corners, the back and two sides. Hadn't concidered getting enough for the whole bathroom. I thought it was only necessary, behind the shower area. The bathroom will have tiles floor and probably have tile half way up the walls, also. Sort of like chair rail height.
The 1/2 inch clearance on the bottom or the rest of the reg. wall board is supose to be for accidental flooding, isn't it?