I live in the Caribbean and drywall is foreign to me. What is it?

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  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Sep 16, 2017
    Here is a link for some reading about what it is, why and where it is used and what it's benefits are:
  • Alyssa Alyssa on Sep 16, 2017
    It's also known as sheetrock, though that's actually the brand name of an individual line of drywall. It's gypsum board with a paper sheathing, and sheets of drywall are screwed onto framing to create interior walls. The seams between sheets are then taped and "mudded" with joint compound to create smooth finished walls.
  • 861650 861650 on Sep 16, 2017
    If you hang up pictures, etc., make sure you use drywall screws.
  • Dfm Dfm on Sep 16, 2017
    drywall is a very brittle.. a plaster like substance sandwiched with a heavy paper to make a 4 by 8 sheet of wall board. the boards are usually screwed to the studs, and then the seams are joined with mesh tape and drywall compound. Green board is a variation of dry wall, it handles wet areas better than the other, and is installed the same as drywall.
  • DW DW on Sep 16, 2017
    if less than 25 lbs. you can use super hooks...never had one fail yet, and they make a smaller hole..

  • Joseph Glackin Joseph Glackin on Sep 16, 2017
    Also known as sheetrock. Used to replace plaster & wood lath. Easy to install, repair.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 17, 2017
    You may call it gypsum board.