DIY plasterboard ceiling

Installing a plasterboard ceiling is one of the quick and easy ways to make it flat or give an unusual shape. This process contains several nuances, having studied which, you can do the work yourself. To do this, you need to familiarize yourself with the theoretical aspects.

Installation of drywall to the ceiling

Installation of this design is carried out in several stages:

1. Preparation of the necessary tools and materials.

The main material is gypsum board, to determine how much it will need for sheathing, it is worth calculating the area of ​​coverage and take into account a small margin.

2. As additional elements, a metal profile acts, guides, suspension, crosspiece for connection, self-tapping screws and dowels. To finish the finished coating, putty (start and finish), reinforced tape with an adhesive layer and a primer mixture will be required. Of the construction tools you will need: a level, a paint cord, a screwdriver and a puncher, scissors for working with metal, spatulas and sandpaper, as well as a paint roller.

Surface marking

It determines the evenness of the future coverage. It is carried out with the help of a level and a paint cord. Moreover, if the main task is not to reduce the height of the ceiling, then the marking should start closer to the base, given the size of the profile and suspension. This step must be taken responsibly so that you do not have to dismantle the coating.

Construction collection

It starts with installing guides perpendicular to the drywall sheets. After that, the suspensions are attached using self-tapping screws. Only then profiles are installed. Their flexibility should be taken into account, because if improperly fixed, the ceiling can become convex. You can check whether the frame is even by a long rule. At the same stage, crosses are installed with a step of 50 cm, profile sections are fixed between them.

Drywall Installation

Installation is time-consuming, so it is best done with helpers. However, you can get by with special mops and do the work alone. One plasterboard layer is enough to create a strong beautiful ceiling. It is fixed sequentially to the profile with self-tapping screws.

Rough finish

First, the entire surface is primed. Joints of sheets are glued with reinforcing tape, and then coated with starting putty. She also handles the screws screwed in and the rest of the coating. High-quality application of the solution is achieved by grinding with a special grater. Then a second layer of the primer mixture is applied and coated with a finishing putty. The main objective of this stage is a high-quality and even coating, which will look beautiful under artificial lighting.

All the basic work on covering the ceiling with drywall ends here. In principle, there is nothing complicated in this, and the novice master can easily cope on his own. However, to ensure a flat and hard surface, technology must be strictly followed.