Whether you’re cutting a long, straight piece of drywall, or removing a piece to make room for an electrical outlet, make sure your measurements are correct and your hand is firm. Today we share how to cut drywall easily.
Measure the exposed area from where the edge of your drywall will begin to close and the furthest end of the lamp you are accommodating. Measure from top to bottom of the area and from side to side.
Transfer your measurements to the drywall sheet and cut with a jigsaw.
Cut a circular hole by measuring in the center of the target area from the edges of the drywall. Measure the radius (from the center of the circle to the circumference, or to the outer edge) of the device and transfer this measurement to a measure.
Draw a circle on the drywall, using the compass, and cut with a saw.
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Straight edge cutting
Measure the exposed area of the wall to determine what piece size you will need to cut. Make sure that the edge measurements align with the center of a roof beam or the wall stud.
Adjust the drywall on an easel, finished up.
Mark the measurements on the finished side of the drywall, on both edges of the sheet.
Draw a chalk line between the upper and lower marks.
Cut or puncture with a knife along the chalk line (a cut of 1/16 inch -0.16 cm-depth is sufficient). Once the paper has been cut, you will get a fairly clean cut. You may want to use square plasterboard (a large square one) as a guide.
Place the drywall back away from your marked line.
Fold the drywall slightly and cut the backing paper, along the fold, with a knife. You will get a cleaner cut from the back instead of sticking your knife through the cut/rest.
This is how to cut drywall easily.