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How to Install Drywall Around Garage Doors

Do you have a garage door? If so, the chances are that you have drywall installed on either side of it! Learn how to install drywall around your garage door in this blog article.

What is Drywall?

Drywall is a type of sheetrock made from compressed sawdust and a water-based binder. It is popular in many residential and commercial construction applications because of its low cost, ease of use, and resistance to moisture and pests.

How to Install Drywall Around Garage Door

If you’re looking to install drywall around a garage door, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure to measure the circumference of the door opening before starting your project. Second, use a level when framing the drywall so it’s level from one side of the door to the other. Finally, use a butt joint (a short piece of drywall with an end cut at an angle) when attaching the drywall to the door frame to hide the seams.

The first step in installing drywall around garage doors is preparing the surface. Clean the area with a cloth or vacuum cleaner to remove dust or debris. Ensure the surface is completely free of grease, oil, or other contaminants. If the surface is not clean, the drywall will not adhere to it properly.

Next, prepare the substrate. This is the layer of wood below the drywall that will support it. If the substrate is rough or has bad joints, sand it down until it is smooth. Joints should be leveled with a level or plumber’s square before proceeding.

Next, prepare the drywall itself. Cut drywall sheets to the desired size and shape using a miter saw or a jigsaw. Remember to keep the edges square and even so that they will fit together perfectly when installed.

Place one sheet of drywall over the prepared substrate and press it firmly.

Drywall Application

Drywall is a great way to add insulation and soundproofing to your garage. It is also a great way to hide imperfections in the concrete or framing. Follow these steps to install drywall around your garage doors:

1. Remove the existing door. If you are replacing the door, remove it before starting the project. If you are installing a new door, mark the location of the screws on the door and remove them after measuring and cutting the drywall to fit.

2. Cut the drywall to fit around the opening. The depth of the cut will depend on how thick the door is and how much room you have available. Make sure you allow enough space for a sealant gun or caulking gun. Use a level to make sure that each piece of drywall is level.

3. Apply a primer to all surfaces except where you will attach the drywall. This will help prevent moisture from getting trapped between the drywall and the concrete or framing later. Allow the primer to dry before proceeding.


If you’ve ever tried installing drywall around your garage door, then you know it can be tricky. But, by following our tips, you’ll be able to finish the job in no time and get that new look for your garage that you’ve been dreaming of. Thanks for reading!