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Can you screw drywall at an angle?

Can you screw drywall at an angle?

Drywall provides a stable, uniform, and consistent surface for walls and ceilings. Typically, walls and ceilings are framed as squares or rectangles. Sometimes rooms are framed in a way that creates odd shapes that require the drywall installer to cut and install drywall at different angles. Whether the angle is overhead on the ceiling, or on a vertical wall, it is not difficult to install drywall at an angle. It is critical that you measure and cut the drywall properly before you attempt to install it. The old carpenter’s adage, “measure twice – cut once,” is the main lesson here.

How to Measure and Cut Drywall at an Angle?

1.Measure across the wall framing for walls, and perpendicular to the ceiling joists for a ceiling, to locate the precise point that the angle intercepts the 4-foot width of the drywall sheet you wish to install. At the place where the drywall sheet will end, measure vertically up to the angle for a wall, and measure parallel to the ceiling joists for a ceiling.

2.Mark the upper side edge of the drywall sheet with the first measurement, and mark the end of the same drywall sheet with the second measurement. Make all marks, chalk lines, and first cuts on the front face of the drywall sheet you are preparing for installation.

3.Chalk a line between the two points on the face of the drywall to create a cut line that is identical to the angle that the framing requires. Use a chalk box to create the chalk line.

4.Cut along the chalk line with a razor knife. Cut the facing paper of the drywall sheet to a depth of at least 1/8-inch while cutting along the chalk line.

5.Move to the backside of the drywall sheet, and grasp the portion of the drywall sheet you wish to remove with one hand. Press your other hand firmly against the backside of the center of the chalk line, and pull the unwanted portion of drywall toward you. The drywall will break along the cut you made on the front side of the drywall sheet.

6.Cut through the paper facing of the backside of the drywall sheet with the razor knife. Remove the unwanted section of drywall from the sheet, and smooth the cut edge of the drywall sheet with a drywall rasp.