Install the second layer of drywall on both the ceilings and the walls with the sheets fitted at a 90 degree angle to the first layer.
2 drywall sheets meeting on same joist.
Split the wall stud or joist down the center for cuts that run up the wall or across the ceiling.
Use longer screws if you re dealing with thick plaster or the 2 inch doesn t engage the joist.
Ceiling joists are normal perpendicular to drywall.
You cannot leave drywall simply overlapping a stud or joist so it must be cut to the center of a.
A good way to do this is to layout the panels in a subway tile pattern.
Hold them up about 7 8 from the bottom of the joists and add a 4 1x4 centered on where the drywall will meet.
Tips for drywall sheets always choose thick sheets 1 2 or 5 8 if you re installing drywall on your ceiling.
The first sheet of drywall was cut so that the seam is located between the framing.
Drive 2 inch drywall screws to fasten the strips to the joist.
Your drywall should end on stud or be butted up in the center with another piece of drywall.
Also don t locate a new seam on the same joist as the existing seam.
I m often tempted to hang drywall parallel if that is the shorter dimension of the ceiling and in doing so would result in no butted seams on that ceiling.
As with the first layer cover the ceiling first before the.
Typically 4 x 8 foot panels come bound in pairs two sheets face to face with paper strips binding the two sheets.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with 17 19 on center which sounds like about 3 studs per sheet.
If water based textures are being applied to the ceiling then 1 2 interior ceiling board or 1 2 lightweight drywall such as certainteed easi lite is required.
Go across the room and drill and fasten the strips at each joist.
But the first floating technique uses less material and is what the pros do.
Either cut your drywall or add more studs.
This will give you your 1 8 recess too.
The side that s gray or ivory should face the room.
Or you can attach cleats to the two joists as you suggest.
Some drywall guys will vastly disagree with needing 4 so not trying to start a war but two is a must.
Countersink the screw heads to be sure the drywall will lay as flat as possible over the strips.
2 new drywall on wall meeting existing smooth surface drywall painted ceiling in a bedroom 4 walls.
It s important to know each side of the drywall sheet.