How To Line Interior Walls | Mitre 10 Easy As

How To Line Interior Walls | Mitre 10 Easy As


If you’re looking at footing
a few sheets of plasterboard, I’m going to show
you a few basic tips. We’re working on new framing
here, so everything;s straight, clean, ready to go. I’ll take you through measuring
up the sheets, how to fit them, how to cut them,
and how to cut holes for power points
and light switches, where you need screws,
glue, how to use a glue gun. And when it’s all up, we’ll
show you how to fill the joints and finish it off, ready for
painting, just like that. Now, the first thing we want
to do is measure up your wall. Right. The next thing we want to
do is measure out our sheet. Now we need to use our
ruler or straight edge, put that on the marks. We just make a
nice little score. Good, sharp knife. Take it nice and easy. Now we’ve cut it on the front. We’re now going to
snap it on the back. Now that was a straight line. If you want to cut
around a doorway, I’m going to show
you how to do it. Mark out as per usual. Now use your straight edge
on one side of the cut. Make a nice clean cut
with a nice sharp knife. And you can score your second
mark with your knife as well. That’ll give you
a nice, clean cut. But finish that off
with a hand saw. Now if you do have an old hand
saw, now’s the time to use it. Snap it off. Now it’s a good idea
to do a dry fit, to make sure this fits before
we actually fix it to the wall. Also, it’s a great idea to
throw a couple of packers on the floor. This will keep the
plasterboard off the floor. At this point, just throw
a little pencil mark where our plasterboard
hits the studs. This will give us an idea
before we start gluing. Now we’re going to put our glue
about 300 millimeters apart. But before we do that,
here’s a little tip for you. You can take the end
off your drink bottle. This little puppy here goes
on the end of your glue gun. Now this will create the
perfect size dab of glue. And just gently press
exactly where your glue is. Now’s a good time just to
check that your sheet’s level. When fixing
plasterboard, you only want to screw around
the outside edge. Sheets can go vertically
or horizontally, but horizontal fixing
provides a better finish. Now on our second sheet,
we’re going to measure out for our power point. So we’re just going
to measure that up. We’re just going to measure
on the inside of our flush box there, 625. Now measuring off
the bottom sheet, we’re going to measure just
to the underside of our screw holes and just to the top. The next thing we’re going
to do is chop a hole out with a keyhole saw. Fit our second sheet,
making sure our flush box is looking good. Now when putting
screws in plasterboard, we have to get it just right. If we put it in too
deep, you’re going to puncture the face
of the plasterboard. If we have it
sticking out too far, we’re going to have problems
when we come to stop it. Now I’m going to show
you how to stop a joint. Next, take the stopping
compound with your broad knife. Put that on your trough
and apply nice and smooth. Put your paper tape
into your compound. Now, you want to do this before
the compound starts to dry. Next, apply the second coat of
compound over the paper tape. And make sure you get
all the bubbles out. Give it 24 hours to dry,
then give it a light sand. Now put on the finishing coat. A final light sand. Now we’re ready to paint. If you’re re-doing a room,
shake down and talk to someone at Mitre 10. And check out the Easy As stand. If you’re renovating and
considering moving walls or altering framing, you
may need a building consent. If this is the case, you’ll
need to use a licensed building practitioner to sign off
the work you’ve done.


21 thoughts on “How To Line Interior Walls | Mitre 10 Easy As

  1. What brand of gib adhesive do you recommend? It's not stated in the video, or the gib compound you used either

  2. Chris Peters there's glue on the studs can't screw through glue. can apply bits of glue between studs where the the join is to stop sheets moving

  3. You would be better off following the plastering guidelines layed out in the Gib book. Air drying compound is not recommended for first coat and you'll need 3 coats total for a level 4 finish.

  4. You can do restricted building work yourself on your own home if you use the Owner Builder exemption provision in the Building Act. You do not have to employ a Licensed Building Practitioner or have one sign off the work for you.

  5. I don't know why he said ready for paint after he fix plaster board. In uk we normally skimming in plaster board

  6. interesting to me how different the terminology and techniques are between our nationalities. Results are very similar.

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