Repairing drywall joints
Drywall - the most popular material for finishingwalls and ceilings in residential and commercial premises. Demand in recent years has increased significantly. Work with plasterboard is easy - and this is certainly the main advantage of the material. It is easy to cut and easily mounted on a predetermined position. Sheets have absolute ecological purity, capable of creating impeccable sound, thermal insulation - is not surprising that their sales are growing.
But only one installation of the drywall is not"I get off." To erected the structure served you faithfully, you should implement a quality grout. After all, the gap left by simply negate the all declared advantages of the material. Yes, this procedure is not only responsible for the appearance of design, but also for the time of its operation. If you do not pay full attention to grouting the GCR, the unscheduled facing surfaces in your home is not far off.
- Competent training - a guarantee of success
- Choosing and preparing a mixture of
- The process of grouting
- Why burst the seams?
Competent training - a guarantee of success
First and foremost, you must make sure that alldocking space gypsum board firmly attached to the frame. Each of the screws should be "screwed" in drywall at a depth of about a millimeter, while not breaking through the paperboard itself.
The following is a complete cleaning of the surface from dirtand dust - without it can not be. After all, the quality of the jointing depends on the durability of the entire construction of plasterboard. A clean work surface - one of the fundamental "quality" of the process.
Do not think that the jointing of plasterboard -work from the category of burdensome and unbearable to perform with his own hands. The point is "everyday" should only be accurate and consistent.
The next step on the way to the putty -direct training sheets. Opinion masters on their ends diverge radically. Some experts believe that the ends should be subjected to a corner cut without fail. His view, they explain the fact that this maneuver helps to increase joint strength and also makes it easy terminations.
Others do not recommend doing so because it is firmly convinced that the restrictions of the edges of the sheet provided by the manufacturer, it is enough to perform the task.
How exactly to do at this stage - it's up to you.
Choosing and preparing a mixture of
Choice putty should be given maximumattention. Closing seams GCR will be most productive with a special mixture of gypsum, which has the property of quick drying and easy to sanding. It is also capable of tightly "hold" joints sheets - high anchoring effect is obvious, which is important when using drywall for walls and especially the ceiling.
Important! It has its own "recipe" to any of the fillers. Do not be lazy to read labels on packages!
Improperly diluted mixture - a mixture of poor quality, because of which may be affected joints, and hence the entire surface finishes.
Pour into a bucket a certain amount"Powder", fill it with water - with the help of the construction of the mixer make a homogeneous mixture; Always make sure that there are no lumps. In short, you should have the consistency of thick cream.
Important! Weight in any case should not run with a spatula!
The process of grouting
Materials and tools:
- ready plaster;
- putty knife;
- broad brush.
Once again, make sure that the seams are not leftDust and "burr." If you want to sweep up the remnants of their broad brush. Promazhte seams protective primer (primer) and wait until it dries. Now you can proceed directly to the sealing of.
Hang on a bit of putty and a trowelwell pressed mass in the joints, smear it along them. At the seam apply serpyanku, level with a spatula. The tape must be fully recessed into the freshly applied weight.
Important! serpyanku length should be slightly in excess of the length of the seam.
By grinding should begin only after drying putty. "Polishing" seams must be using a special trowel mesh or a simple "nazhdachki".
The surface must get exemplary level. Again promazhte seams primer and let it dry. Voila: the ceiling and walls are ready for further processing - painting, wallpapering.
Why burst the seams?
The main causes of cracking joints - structural errors, and errors in the seals, which could be described as follows:
- negligence in the preparation of putty;
- fragility fixing plasterboard;
- no reinforcing tape.
But this is not all the aspects that can beprovoke defect. For example, the cause cracking of fillet welds can become rough walls seismic activity. This usually happens when the walls of the timber. The material lends itself to the natural expansion, whereby problems arise.
For all other "standard" casesthe perfect way to forget about the existence of any seams - not neglect the need to use serpyanku and implement high-quality sealing of putty.