What side of sheetrock should you cut?

What side of sheetrock should you cut?

In most cases, drywall is cut by scoring through the paper on the finish side (the one with white paper) using a sharp drywall knife. As soon as you notice the blade dulling, turn it around or replace it.

Do outlets get installed after drywall?

Yes you can wire them up first. It’s not ideal for the drywallers but if they are any good it won’t be an issue. If you leave them wired, unscrew the outlets/switches and put the top in the box with the bottom sticking straight out or vice versa so the drywall cal be sealed around the box better.

Do you cut sheetrock from the front or back?

Sawing. A drywall saw is used to make cuts for windows and doors while a smaller keyhole saw is perfect for cutting around electrical boxes and other small openings. Make the cuts from the front side when possible to keep from roughing up the paper on the face.

What’s the best way to cut sheetrock?

Score Drywall With a sharp utility knife or other cutting tool, follow the pencil line and lightly cut through the paper layer of drywall. Tip: The best tools for cutting drywall are utility knives, putty knives, reciprocating saws, oscillating multi-tools and track saws with dust collectors.

Do electrical boxes go in before drywall?

Here’s a checklist of items that need to be installed before the drywall goes up: Electrical: All wiring and electrical boxes installed for wall outlets, switches, and light fixtures. Plumbing: Drain lines along with hot and cold water lines. TV/Data: Television, computer, telephone, and internet lines and wall boxes.

Do electrical boxes have to be flush with drywall?

The front edge of the box must be flush with the finished wall surface, usually 1/2-inch-thick drywall. You can use a scrap of drywall to position the box.

How big of a hole can you patch in drywall?

six inches
Repairing large holes in drywall—anything over six inches—is different from repairing a small hole in drywall. Small holes can be patched over with drywall tape or a self-adhesive drywall patch, but large holes need a more rigid material to span over the larger opening.

Can you drywall over a junction box?

Junction box covers must remain accessible; they cannot be covered with drywall or other surface material.