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How do you hang drywall on a basement ceiling?
Last Updated: 1st June, 2020
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In respect to this, how do you install drywall on a basement ceiling?
Here are some steps to Prepare basement ceiling for drywall and installing drywall on the ceiling of your basement:
- Step 1: Measure the area.
- Step 2: Hang the full sheets of drywall to the basement ceiling first.
- Step 3: Make the drywall cuts.
- Step 4: Hang cut pieces.
- Step 5: Make cuts for fixtures.
- Step 6: Mud and Tape.
Also Know, should I drywall my basement ceiling? Drywall Basement Ceilings Looks aren't the only reason to opt for a drywall ceiling in the basement. With the drywall being affixed directly to the joists, it means sacrificing only about half an inch of headroom, as opposed to the several inches that can be gobbled up by a drop ceiling.
Thereof, what kind of drywall do you use for a basement ceiling?
There's 1/4 inch drywall, 1/2 inch drywall, 5/8ths of an inch drywall and 3/4 inch drywall. The most commonly installed thickness, per my extensive Google searching, is 1/2 inch. This is what I had installed in my basement.
How much does it cost to hang drywall on a ceiling?
The average cost to install drywall is between $1.60 and $2.35 per square foot. For a typical 12' x 12' room with a wall height of 8', the price averages around $815 for just the walls, or a total of $903 if including the ceiling drywall.