Often, when repairing a bathroom, you need to level the walls and create a quality surface for finishing. In some cases, the walls have such obvious defects that the use of putty does not seem to be the best option for leveling. Here you can use gypsum board. In order to know how to dry the bathroom with a plasterboard, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with the basic rules of this process.
Scheme sheet drywall.
Preparation for cladding
In what cases it is necessary to cover the bathroom with plasterboard? This material is considered to be very durable and of high quality, therefore its application is conditioned when:
- walls have extensive chips, cracks and other defects;
- it is necessary to increase the sound insulation characteristics or reduce the thermal conductivity;
- it is required to hide water pipes and other communications from prying eyes;
- It is necessary to equip the shelves, niches, partitions and other elements of the interior.
Diagram of installation of drywall on the wall using a frame.
To give the walls a proper appearance with the help of drywall sheets is easy enough. With all the necessary tools, this can be done by a person who has never before encountered such a job. The main thing here is to approach the matter carefully and responsibly.
In order to sew the bathroom, you must prepare the following accessories:
- several sheets of moisture resistant gypsum board suitable for use in rooms with high humidity:
- metallic profile;
- building level;
- construction knife;
- electric drill;
- edge planer.
For use in the bathroom, a drywall with a sheet thickness of at least 1.2 cm is required. When calculating the amount of the desired material, it is necessary to make a correction for a possible marriage at work and purchase a little more drywall than required. In addition, before sewing the bath, it is desirable to treat the material with an antiseptic compound, a special primer and protection from moisture. Thanks to this, gypsum boards will become even more resistant to damp and durable environments.
Also, one should not forget about the walls that will be lined.
Before work, all surfaces must be thoroughly washed, treated with a preparation against fungus and mold and dried.
Mounting the frame
Before you cover the bath with plasterboard, you need to build a framework of metal profile. First of all, the frame is fixed horizontally along the floor and ceiling lines along the entire perimeter of the walls of the bathroom, which are to be lined. The guides are attached using an electric drill and dowels.
After installation of the rails, vertical racks are mounted. Profiles are installed first in the corners of the bathroom, then on the entire surface of the walls. The distance between racks is calculated based on the size of the room, but it is desirable that it is not less than 60 cm. The verticality of the installation is necessarily checked by the building level. As a result of the actions, a frame is made from a metal profile that will serve as a crate for drywall.
Ceiling of plasterboard in the bathroom.
When the frame is ready, it is necessary to deal directly with plasterboard. It should be marked with a ruler and a pencil and trimmed according to the dimensions of the crate. All edges should be sanded with sandpaper and wipe with a dry cloth to remove dust.
After that, the sheets are applied to the frame and fastened with screws and a screwdriver. Mounting must be done in such a way that the screws of self-tapping screws are slightly drowned in the GKL. If it is necessary to cover the bath, the following recommendations should be observed:
- GCR, fixed to the crate, should have a small spacing from the ceiling, walls and floor;
- The gap between the sheets should be at least 4 and not more than 7 mm;
- All sheets must be fixed strictly vertically and at the same level from each other.
Drywall is originally a very good insulation, but to further insulate the bathroom, you can use thermal insulation material, laying it under the sheets. Here the main thing is to take into account the thickness of the insulation and securely fix it when mounted on the walls.
When all the drywall is attached to the crate, it is necessary to process the joints of the sheets. To do this, they need to remove crumbs, dust and other small particles. Then GKL is covered with a layer of primer for shpatlevaniya and directly putty. It is necessary to carefully seal the corners, joints and attachment points of self-tapping screws. The dried putty is sanded using sandpaper. As a result, GKL should look like a uniform flat surface that does not have any defects.
To lick the bathroom with plasterboard is not to give it a beautiful view. To create an attractive interior you should finish the finish of the GKL. This can be painting with water-based dyes, and laying ceramic tiles, and installing wall panels. All this material is perfectly attached to plasterboard sheets.
As can be seen from the presented information, the leveling of the walls of the bathroom with the help of drywall does not look complicated. You can also dry the plasterboard with other rooms. A person who has coped with such a crucial task as facing the walls in the bathroom with the help of GKL, will successfully cope with more serious tasks.