Which side of drywall to cut?

The sheet of drywall will even stand on end by itself. Remain on the back (unscored) side of the drywall. Bend the two scored sections so that they are 90 degrees to each other. With your utility knife, cut the paper on the back side of the drywall.

Which side of drywall do you cut?

With your utility knife, cut the paper on the back side of the drywall. Remove Damaged Section Using a level, measure a straight line across the top and bottom of the damaged section. Then use a drywall knife to cut across those lines, stopping at studs that are past the broken areas.

In most cases, drywall is cut by scoring through the paper on the finish side (the one with white paper) using a sharp drywall knife. As soon as you notice the blade dulling, turn it around or replace it. Blades are cheap. Once that side is scored, bending the drywall away from the cut breaks the gypsum core.

The brown side of drywall should not face out. The other side — which can be gray, green or blue, depending on type — should face outward. Failure to orient the drywall correctly will lead to surfaces that look rough and unfinished even when painted.

How to cut drywall like a pro?

, measure carefully Measure from the end of the ceiling to the middle of a joist and cut the sheet to length. Pro tip: End cuts should split framing members. Mark fastening guidelines every 16 inches from the end of the sheet with a drywall square. Cut overall lengths 1/4 inch shorter for easier fitting.

Remove a Drywall Panel. Sometimes you may need to remove a relatively small section of drywall to repair water damage or install a built-in air conditioner or other appliance. First, measure the section of drywall you need to remove and mark the dimensions with a pencil. Make the initial cut with a reciprocating or oscillating saw with a circular blade., and more items.

How do you measure drywall?

Measure the Wall. Using a tape measure, determine the width of the wall and cut the drywall sheet so it is about a quarter inch shorter than your measurement. Have someone help you prop the drywall up and position it tight against the ceiling. If you need any further help measuring, use our drywall calculator.