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How to cut a drywall yourself?

You may think that cutting a drywall is easy with all those tutorials lined up for help. However, once you start, the reality is different. It is a lot more difficult and time consuming than it may seem.

If you have basic know-how of hardware you might not feel that it is a big deal; however, there are still chances of failure. Still if you are adamant on giving it a try, here’s a step-wise guide to make cuts in your drywall for various purposes, successfully.

How to Cut a Drywall – Electrical Outlet

Get a proper plan or a layout before you cut a part of the drywall for making electrical boxes.

  • The first step is to draw where you want to make a cut on the drywall.
  • It is best to mark it with a knife for a clean drywall cut.
  • Now, push the jab saw through and gently cut along the lines present on your layout.
  • Once all electrical outlets and related openings are cut, hold the drywall sheet up and screw it.

Making Simple Knife Cuts to Drywall

  • Most of the time, a drywall is cut using a sharp knife.
  • When the blade starts to lose its sharpness, replace it.
  • Next, make a cut on the brown paper at the back side of your board for completing the cut.
  • Rag it
  • There is no need to cut the drywall very carefully. Make a cut of around ¼ inch, for an easier fit.

Final Take Out

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as an advice for any individual case or situation.


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