Regular Drywall. The most common type of drywall is regular, white (really gray) drywall. Moisture/Mold Resistant Drywall. Drywall That is Fire Rated. Plasterboard, Also Called Blue Board. Abuse Resistant Drywall. Flexible Drywall. Lightweight Drywall. Foil-Backed Drywall.

Are there different grades of drywall?

However, other types of drywall come in different thicknesses; the most common are 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch. The most common thicknesses for general application are 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch. However, several decades ago, 1/2 inch became the industry standard.

What is Type C drywall?

CertainTeed Type C fire resistant drywall is an interior gypsum board consisting of a solid set, fire-resistive, Type C gypsum core enclosed in ivory-colored face paper and a strong liner back paper. CertainTeed Type C fire resistant drywall is available in a variety of lengths and widths.

What’s the best drywall to use?

1/2-inch drywall is the most versatile board and common thickness for the 16-inch on-center interior walls in most homes. It offers a good balance between strength and weight. 5/8-inch drywall is a heavier product that resists sagging in ceilings and in 24-inch on-center walls.

Can you use 1/2 inch drywall ceiling?

1/2-Inch-Thick Drywall Half-inch drywall panels are the standard thickness for interior walls, as well as ceilings. These panels are easy to carry and hang.

What is a Level 5 finish for drywall?

Level 5 drywall has a high-quality skim coat over it. This thin coat covers the nails, tape, compound, and wall materials from the naked eye, creating a pleasing, completed look.

What is the difference between green and purple drywall?

What’s the difference between PURPLE drywall and traditional green drywall? Traditional green drywall (also known as greenboard) is only moisture-resistant. PURPLE drywall, manufactured only by Gold Bond Building Products, is superior because it offers moisture, mold and mildew resistance.

Is Type C drywall moisture-resistant?

Sheetrock® Brand Mold Tough® Panels Firecode® C (UL Type C) are 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) enhanced proprietary Type X gypsum panels that feature a noncombustible, moisture-resistant gypsum core that is encased in moisture- and mold-resistant, 100% recycled green face and brown back papers.

What is the difference between sheetrock and drywall?

Drywall is a flat panel made of gypsum plaster sandwiched in between two sheets of thick paper. It adheres to metal or wood studs using nails or screws. Sheetrock is a specific brand of drywall sheet. These terms are often used interchangeably.

Can you hang drywall on 24 centers on walls?

Always use 5/8 on 24″ centers. You can rent a drywall lift from “The Big Boxes” for about $30 a day so you won’t kill your back trying to lift & shift the rock. If you use 1/2 it will sag eventually. When it sags you will get the “Amphitheater look” between each joist.

How much does a 4×8 sheet of drywall cost?

The average price for drywall and sheetrock is $15 per 4′ x 8′ panel, with a typical range of $12 to $20 per panel. This translates into a cost of $0.40 to $0.65 per square foot. For walls and ceiling for a 200 square-foot room, you can expect to pay $300 to $500.

What is blue drywall used for?

Blue Board Drywall- Blue board drywall is another moisture resistant drywall that is used for veneer plastering. It has high water and mold resistance as well as unique absorption qualities. This type of drywall is often used in bathrooms and other rooms with a lot of moisture.

Is it better to hang drywall vertical or horizontal?

On commercial jobs, fire codes often require seams to fall on the entire length of the framing, so the drywall must be hung vertically. For walls 9 feet high or shorter, hanging the drywall horizontally has a number of benefits. Fewer seams. Horizontal hanging reduces the lineal footage of seams by about 25%.

Should I sheetrock the ceiling or walls first?

Hang drywall on the ceiling first, then the walls. Check the ceiling for bowed joists using a 4-ft. level. Irregularities less than 1/8 in.

Do you need drywall under wood ceiling?

No, gypsum board is not required on the ceiling, unless 1) HOA requires gypsum board for fire protection, 2) local Planning Department requires it due to proximity encroachment to property lines, 3) you live in a building with more than 3 units.

What is a Level 4 finish in drywall?

Drywall Level 4 Fastener heads and accessories covered with three separate coats of joint compound. This level is typically used where flat paints, light textures, or wall coverings are to be applied. Gloss, semi-gloss, and enamel paints are not recommended over this level of finish.

What is the highest level of drywall finish?

Level 5: This highest possible level of drywall finishing involves applying a skim coat, if applicable.

Is Level 5 drywall Finish necessary?

Level 5 is the nicest, most perfectly smooth level of drywall you can get. It’s awesome to have glossy paints, severe lighting, and mural wall coverings! You’ll get a stunning finish without texture or imperfections. But it is absolutely not necessary.

What is purple drywall used for?

Purple drywall offers the same advantages as regular drywall, but with superior moisture- and mold-resistant characteristics. It can be used with all wall and ceiling applications and is ideally suited where enhanced moisture and mold resistance is desired.

Where is purple drywall used?

Besides its mold and mildew resistant properties, purple drywall is also fire-resistant. Ideal applications for purple drywall are around toilets, sinks, vanities and as a tile backer board for shower ceilings or kitchen/bathroom backsplashes.

Is purple drywall soundproof?

While there’s no such thing as completely soundproof drywall, by installing SoundBreak XP Wall® Board or adding SoundBreak XP Retrofit® Board to existing drywall you can drastically reduce the amount of noise you hear between rooms from music, television, conversation, a baby crying or dogs barking.