Many homeowners choose to install their drywall themselves. Unfortunately, this approach can result in a lot of issues. Here are the most common mistakes made by DIYers when installing drywall.
Failing to Avoid Hanging Joints
In an ideal situation, the joints between drywall panels are going to fall over the framing members. However, this isn’t always possible. When a seam between panels falls over dead space, it is called a hanging joint. Hanging joints are prone to failure. DIYers sometimes just lay down the tape and mud the drywall over, but this rarely works.
Making the Drywall Joints Too Tight
DIYers often make the drywall joints too tight. If there are two adjoining sheets of drywall that fit snugly side-by-side, then they are at risk of breaking. In addition, the natural seasonal expansion of the wood framing can crack drywall joints that are too tight.
Sanding Too Much
Some DIYers are too zealous when it comes to sanding the dried mud compound and joints. Sanding the drywall too much risks sanding into the fiberglass or paper tape that covers the seams or even into the surface of the surrounding drywall. This compromises the integrity of the drywall installation. Aggressive sanding means that you will probably have to retape the seams.
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