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Drywall or Plasterboard?

Posted by Eddie G. on

Drywall or Plasterboard?

Not sure whether to use plasterboard or drywall? Since Plasterboard & Drywall are just different terms used for the same product: Gypsum Boards, this should really ease the selection process.

With a variety of sizes (the most common being 8ft x 4 ft sheets - 2400cm x 1200cm with a ½” - 12.5 mm thickness) and types (standard, mold or moisture resistant and fire resistant) drywall is one of the most cost-effective solutions for construction and renovation applications.

Whether you’re a fellow tradesman or DIY’er, dry lining can return some really impressive results, being less expensive than wet plastering, and less time consuming will provide you with the quickest and finest finishing.

Mounting the Drywall

We can all appreciate and value the use of hand tools for a whole range of jobs, from the classic hammer to screwdrivers and many more, however specialized power tools can ease our efforts, and return better time management.

Speaking of which, hope you have all used or at least heard of collated screw guns. Have a look here:

Now, how cool is that?! No matter how many times you use it, will never cease to disappoint you! If you are looking for the fastest and easiest way to screw into plasterboard, your search is over…...we promise!

With a wide range available you can now pick from different manufacturers, based on your preferences and budget. Check our range of Collated Screw Guns & Plasterboard Screws!

Collated Screwdrivers
Collated Screws
However, if you do feel nostalgic, we also supply with a whole range of Drywall Hand Tools such as: Hammers, Screwdrivers & Plaster Board Screws & more! Why not just browse through our whole range of Hand Tools and see for yourself!? You may also need some measuring tools, safety protection etc. Better to be safe than sorry, as they say!
Drywall Screws
PPE
Hammers
Screwdrivers
Knives & Blades
Tape Measures

We’re afraid there isn’t much we can do to hurry up the plastering stage, you’ll need to use your very own skills and plastering tools (trowels, joining tools, hawks etc.) in creating masterpieces. However, we might be able to interfere and help out with the material mixing! Check our Powered Paddle Mixers Range

Dust…. No More!

Moving towards the final stages of dry-lining and focusing on getting the smoothest finish, sanding plays a very important role. Whether you’re planning on using hand wall sanders or Drywall Power Sanders, something is certain…. prepare for a lot of dust! You might get lucky by using a dust extraction attachment, however, keeping the dust levels as low as possible will save you a lot of time and effort in the end. 

Whether you are using a sheet, belt or detailing sander you’ll need to consider if a cordless or corded power sander will suit your needs. If for example, you are looking at sanding drywall ceilings or if you require to get on a ladder for reaching high surfaces, a cordless sander will be the safest choice!

Since all that dust won’t magically disappear, there comes the time when you need to tidy up. Cleaning after a dry-lining job can be quite challenging, which is why you need to make sure that you are using the right equipment! We wouldn’t want to upset the partner by damaging the old hoover, especially since specialized dust extractors are so convenient and easy to use!

Sanders
Drywall Cutters
Dust Extraction
Paddle Mixers


Until later,

Toolden Team

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