Any stain will work, but I'd recommend something clear or lightly colored. Drywall is used for a reason, it's fire resistant. The second option is to hang drywall right over the top. Safety: Cut away from your body, not towards yourself. I have an old nahb study on optimal home building from the 70's and they advocated plywood box beams where the plywood face of the beam was flush with and taped to the adjacent drywall.
Time: It took 18 hours over two days to install 400 square feet of ceiling. Smooth the tape with the knife, and let the repair dry overnight. This process is not only time-consuming, but also notoriously difficult for the average person to complete successfully. I am mechanically inclined and once built a 12x 24 workshop by myself; well, my young teenage sons helping. Allow the compound to dry overnight, then sand it smooth with 120-grit sandpaper.
Smooth the tape flat with the knife, and let the repair dry overnight. Masking tape tends to dry out and crack peel in my experience, as it ages and usually won't adhere when wet. I am hesitant to move forward with this idea without having heard from those who have used this method. Might be a good question to call your local building department and ask some questions about. Large Holes To repair larger holes in drywall, it's best simply to cut out the damaged area between two studs, and install new drywall.
I have been wanting to do this in my garage since it has no ceiling except exposed floor joist with really bad insulation showing. Plywood is also more forgiving if you land between joists or studs. I've seen some that were quite long lived. Pros Ease of installation: Plywood is lighter, more flexible and much more forgiving of installation errors like screwing to close to an edge. While these can be skim coated and repaired, it is very difficult to get them looking like new, so this is a great situation in which to consider re-hanging the drywall. You need to check with your local building codes to see if using plywood with no sheet rock is legal.
Then use a stud finder to find the joists in the ceiling. Drywall Over Paneling There are several ways to deal with paneling. Obviously not painted but I can see the results. The hole in the ceiling intersects with the verticle wall. Someone decided to put silicone caulk into the seams when I wasn't around.
Today, it is pretty much the standard means of covering interior walls, although it is not the only way that interior walls of homes and offices can be covered. Lay a new piece of paper tape into the compound, then press it flat with the knife. Just take a paint scraper knock off the excess caulk and use Masking tape over the joints,, I prefer to use 1 inch masking tape over all my sheetrock joints, Dont use the expensive easy to remove tape, the cheap stuff works the best. Position one screw about 1 inch above the old nail hole and the other an inch below. Drywall Over Damaged Plaster If you have cracked plaster, you can try to.
The easiest option is to paint. I think your better option if the plywood is rough at all would be to finish your drywall and plywood separately with paneling moulding over the seam. Drywall is a more conventional finish and comes with many options for texturing, such as the familiar knock-down and orange peel textures. Studs Hanging new drywall over existing walls is very similar to hanging drywall in a new construction setting. We welcome your comments and suggestions. The plaster and lath method involves nailing up hundreds of parallel, horizontal slats of wood called lath and then trawling on wet plaster and squeezing it between the gaps between the lath so that it forms a bonding element called a key. Make sure the edge of the panel lines up with the marks drawn on the ceilings and begin screwing the panel into place.
Plywood if very combustible and burn very fast. So sand the area, then apply a third coat of compound with an 8- or 10-inch knife. Begin by using a hacksaw to cut through the corner bead approximately 2 inches above and below the damaged section. Pay close attention to the corners and edges to make sure there's enough glue. If caulking proves too demanding, you can use other, easy-to-handle plywood repair options, like wood patches or wood putty. We welcome your comments and suggestions.