Does all drywall have tapered edge?
Similarly, you may ask, how do you taper drywall edges?
Tips For Tapering Drywall
- Apply only as much drywall compound as is needed. The more compound you apply, the more you will need to sand off later on.
- Use dust-control drywall compound for a cleaner work site.
- Transfer the drywall compound to a mud pan. This long, narrow pan is designed to be used with drywall knives.
Similarly, do you offset drywall seams? It's not necessary to stagger seams on ceiling drywall. However, because these joints are relatively difficult to finish—and tend to be noticeable in the finished product—it's a good idea to stagger the drywall panels to make the joints less visible.
Just so, why does plasterboard have tapered edge?
Plasterboard is good for cutting down noise transmission particularly airborne sounds such as speech and music. Most common plasterboards come with the option of either tapered edge or square edge. Tapered edge boards are ideal for either jointing or skimming, while square edge is generally used for textured finishes.
Do drywall seams have to be on a stud?
Keep in mind that all pieces of drywall should begin and end on a stud. You should never have a piece of drywall overhanging a stud, or two pieces of drywall meeting in the open spaces between studs. If your stud walls were properly constructed on 16" centers, you should have very few problems with this.