Drywalling Over Paneled Walls

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Drywalling over paneled walls will require a number two Phillips bit. Drywall over paneled walls with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement, and this is how to drywall over your panel. Now this is a great way so you don't have to tear out all that old paneling and go right over the top of it. For this job I'm going to be using a battery powered drill with a number two Philips bit. You want to make sure you have plenty of drywall screws on hand. First thing you want to do is locate the nails in your paneling. That's going to tell you where your studs or your furring strips are on the other side of the paneling. And this is what you are going to attaching your screws to. So you'll look for some nails where the heads are coming out. A lot of times they like to put this in the crack of your paneling. But it can be in the middle of a section too. Those are where your studs are so we are going to attach to those. You want to make sure that when you put your drywall up you're splitting your seams on one of those studs. That way you don't have cracking occurring after your drywall is muddied and taped. So after you've identified where your studs are at we are going to take our drywall lean it up against our paneling. We are going to split it right in the middle of that stud. We are going to take our drywall screw and put one up around the beveled side of your drywall. And according to the factory side you only want one there so it doesn't blow out your drywall and cause it harder to finish. After it's staying up there by itself you want to go ahead and go through and screw off the entire sheet of drywall. After that's done you are going to go ahead and do that the rest of the sheets. And this is a great way to keep from tearing out that old paneling and getting in that nasty insulation on the other side. Thank you all for watching and best of luck on this project.


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