It's that easy to stick plasterboard to beautify walls

With the help of gypsum plasterboard, you can easily do interior work or renovations. As an alternative to screwing on, you can also glue the cardboard sheets. However, this is only possible under certain conditions.

Glue plasterboard instead of screwing

If you do not dare or shy away from the dirt and the effort of plastering walls, you can fall back on alternatives such as plasterboard. These can either be screwed to the substrate or glued to it. Gluing the plasterboard to the substrate is an interesting and easy way to fix the panels while balancing unevenness. You only need to press the plates with different thicknesses to bring the plates to a uniform level. The cumbersome attachment of mounting strips on the wall is also eliminated.

Prepare the wall thoroughly

Especially when renovating old buildings, you should prepare the substrate carefully. Old plaster, for example, is often loose in different places. These places must be removed beforehand and repaired if necessary. If it is very old plaster in a sandy form, this must either be completely removed or at least provided with a primer, so that the adhesive has sufficient support.

Cut the plasterboard to the wall

Further processing of the plates takes place in several steps:

  • First, measure the wall and the plasterboard panels and cut the panels with a utility knife or other suitable knife at the points to be separated and break the panels over a firm edge.
  • Do not forget to chamfer the cut edges so that the spatula will hold better later.
  • After cutting the plasterboard, stir the adhesive according to the manufacturer's instructions. Pay attention to the mixing ratio between water and gypsum powder. Only stir the required amount of glue.
  • After the glue has been mixed and allowed to settle for a while, you can process it further. Apply at intervals of about 30 to 40 chunk on the back of the plate while keeping a distance from the edge of about five centimeters.
  • Now the plates can be put on the wall. Start at the bottom and keep a small distance to the ground. For example, you can use wooden blocks as spacers.
  • When approaching, you can compensate for minor surface irregularities by pressing the plates to different degrees.
  • When the plasterboard panels are all placed, you can let the glue dry and then start filling.

The filling of the walls

By leveling the walls you can smooth the transitions between the individual slabs and thereby obtain a smooth surface. If necessary you need to level in several steps and sand the applied putty layers thoroughly before you get a smooth surface.

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