Learn how to install and finish drywall in this video with Eric Johnson, co-owner of Johnson Drywall and Construction, Inc.
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Hi! I’m Eric Johnson with Johnson Drywall. Today, we’re going to give you an introduction on how to install drywall. First, you’ll measure the wall, the length, how much, what you’ll need for the drywall, cut-off, what you don’t need. If it’s a 10-foot wall and you’re using a 12-foot sheet, you’ll cut-off 2 feet. Then you’ll glue the studs. Once you’ve got your measurement, you can cut your drywall and glue the studs. Your next step will be bringing the top piece in, which you always want to hang the top piece first, hold the driver up and screw it on. Then after that, you get the bottom piece on to, the same thing. You’ll tape it and then after the tape dries, you’ll come back to the block coat on and with a 10-inch knife. Let’s spread the mud in, filling up the recess and after that, it dries. The next day you’ll put a skim coat on it, which is skimming right over the top of your block coat and right the down type. The next day after that dries, we’ll come back to sand it. That’s it and you’re ready to paint. For the hanging part, you will need a tape measure, utility knives, a hammer and a screw gun to screw the screws in. You’ll need a T-square too to cut the drywall straight. And then for the finishing, you’ll need to buy a 12-inch pan or a 14-inch pan. You’ll need a 6-inch knife, a 10-inch knife and a 12-inch knife. For sanding, you’ll just need to get a sanding stick with a sand paper on it and a sanding sponge to do the angles with. The precautions for safety yet, you would like to have boots on with steel toes. So, in case the drywall slips out of your hands and falls on your toes, it will not hurt your toes. Eye protection is a good thing too, in case the nail pops out when you’re trying to nail the screw, when you’re screwing it in. I’ve been in Drywall for 20 years. I started off as a hanger and then went to finishing and now I’m a supervisor. Now we’ll show you how to install it.