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#2373589 - 09/19/17 08:11 PM Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling?
71sat440 Offline


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Its a 24x24 I'm getting a drywall jack off of Amazon (haven't decided yet) I'm banking on spending around $130-$150 for the jack then selling on craigslist a week later for $80-$100 used.

Any tips appreciated no matter how small, like is there a preferred pattern in putting them up?

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#2373603 - 09/19/17 08:25 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Your local tool rental has drywall lifts you can rent and just return....
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#2373605 - 09/19/17 08:26 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Never used a drywall jack on ceiling drywall

I do something like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0UHi62look
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#2373642 - 09/19/17 09:25 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: Supercuda]
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Originally Posted By Supercuda
Never used a drywall jack on ceiling drywall

I do something like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0UHi62look

Watching this guy strain the jack is much easier
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#2373647 - 09/19/17 09:32 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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We used OSB on the inside of my garage. Because of the amount of sheets we had to put up, I opted to buy a drywall lift on sale from Harbor Freight instead of renting a lift. That way we could take our time. I sold it on Craigslist for a few bucks less one week later. First call bought it.

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#2373649 - 09/19/17 09:36 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Pay someone to insulate it if not already done. I found it cheaper to pay that to buy the insulation I would need. Also run any electrical you may need now, or in the future. Stub in a junction box set flush.
Pattern is to start with a full sheet, second run start with a half sheet.
Also around the edges if you are not supporting the rock with rocked walls, install backing to screw to to avoid sagging down the road.
Many people use 5/8 in a garage/shop for 1 hr fire rating.

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#2373650 - 09/19/17 09:39 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Hire some local Mexicans to do it, way cheaper in the long run.
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#2373654 - 09/19/17 09:43 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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My wife and I did our 26'x26' garage with 12' sheets. They are just too heavy.I rented a drywall jack. Don't forget to offset the joints. You don't want to line up joints on drywall. Don't sink the screws in too deep. You just want a dimple. Spread the mud on thin with a wide trowel...you want to minimize the sanding by only having to feather the edges. Good luck!


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#2373662 - 09/19/17 09:50 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: astjp2]
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Originally Posted By astjp2
Hire some local Mexicans to do it, way cheaper in the long run.


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#2373675 - 09/19/17 10:14 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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My ceiling is 10' high ... a drywall jack was the way to go. They now have light weight "ceiling" drywall. The advantage being that it won't sag between the joists - not to mention a lot easier to handle. Use the longest sheets you can to minimize joints. I also like a proper drywall screw gun. Mudding takes three coats.

OSB ... yikes !! There's ZERO fire protection in that stuff !!

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#2373710 - 09/19/17 11:10 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Use the drywall jack, but use white pole barn steel or garage liner material instead of Sheetrock.

Goes up fast, reflects light well, and once it's screwed in place, there is no more finishing to do.

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#2373721 - 09/19/17 11:30 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: finn]
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Originally Posted By finn
Use the drywall jack, but use white pole barn steel or garage liner material instead of Sheetrock.

Goes up fast, reflects light well, and once it's screwed in place, there is no more finishing to do.


This......

Unless you keep it heated to a constant temperature in the winter, the seams will crack.

Ed

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#2373770 - 09/20/17 02:05 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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At 24' there should not be the need for expansion joints provided the rock is held back 1/8" to 1/4" on the perimeter and at most 1/8" between sheets (sides and ends). We used to say to use a sheetrock nail to gauge gaps.
iirc the expansion of sheetrock is 1/2"/100'/50*f
I'll be installing 1 e.j. at 20' on a 24x40 shop to create 2-24x20' panels.

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#2373810 - 09/20/17 08:27 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: srt]
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No expansion joints required per the manufactures instructions on less than 30'.
Use 5/8" running across the framing. It is important to stay on the chalk line as straight will also equal square in the long run. Get off the line and every other sheet will be racked...Never leave a gap...always butt sheets tight in the open area.
Best thing to do is chalk a line at 48 1/4" off of the 1st wall and start with a 12' long board holding the end 1/4" off the wall. Hang the second 12' on the line and the first 4' wide pass will be finished. 2nd row start with a 8' board then a 12 and finish with the 4' that was cut off the 12 to make the 8'.
You'll need 12 sheets of 4x12. A 1/4" opening at the perimeter is recommended... never leave gaps in the center...
Using some adhesive on the truss's is a hassle but will make for a much better job later... twocents
I sketched out a quick layout that will be easy and waste no materials...
If it was mine I would start with 12' for the first row...then 3 8' for the second row then repeat. Installing 1x4 strip lights under the butt joints at the ends of the 8'. Less butt joints to finish and an even layout for lighting. twocents


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#2373846 - 09/20/17 09:58 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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5/8 on a ceiling ... seriously ?!?!?

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#2373863 - 09/20/17 10:38 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: Stanton]
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1/2" is not recommended in a ceiling application with joists at 24"...Its fine with 16" centers or the modified truss pattern using the 19 1/4- dimension.
It will sag eventually at 24oc using 1/2"... twocents
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#2373884 - 09/20/17 11:44 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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If you're looking just for layout skicker got it covered.

Just to clarify other stuff:
5/8" Type X is required for fire rating on attached garage walls/ceilings that are shared with rooms of the house, with fire taped joints (this can also be achieved with 2 layers regular 1/2" drywall). A detached garage probably wouldn't require this, but your local code may want it (like if 3' or less between the neighbor structure).

1/2" is good for 16" O.C. or less, and will sag on ceilings or get wavy on walls over time with wider spacing. The new "lightweight" 1/2" drywall (that everybody carries now) is "marketed" to span 24" O.C., but I'm sure will sag over time as well because moisture is the culprit. Use 5/8" for 24" O.C., and it's heavy so the lift is working smarter.

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#2373905 - 09/20/17 12:43 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Per skicker, when I wrote 1/8" max edge gap that did not mean to intentionally leave gaps, rather leave no gaps greater than 1/8". During inspections we would carry a nail and any gaps greaster were marked and taping could not commence until the gap was mudded and dried.
Point, cut edges always leave some irregularity as the cut is "snapped" after scoring the paper. This creates an irregular edge that creates a small gap. I've inspected many 10's of thousands of sq ft, and installed many 1k's of sq ft of sheetrock and can assure you that tightly butted joints cause more problems (broken edges, and cracks along tape). The small gaps between sheets actually allows a small amount of mud to penetrate and helps unify the mud/tape and panels.
One last comment, notice the edges of panels are tapered, and the ends are not. Make sure to always orient edge to edge and end to end.
If you tape the joints the reason will be clear.

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#2374009 - 09/20/17 04:10 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: srt]
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Stock up on Ibuprofen. You will need it.

Wife and I did half our finished basement with 8' sheets and a Harbor Freight jack (worked pretty good).

We did the other half of the basement in a suspended ceiling--grid and panels are a lot lighter than drywall!

Sold the jack on craigslist and got 75% of the cost back.

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#2374085 - 09/20/17 06:16 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Originally Posted By 71sat440
Its a 24x24 I'm getting a drywall jack off of Amazon (haven't decided yet) I'm banking on spending around $130-$150 for the jack then selling on craigslist a week later for $80-$100 used.

Any tips appreciated no matter how small, like is there a preferred pattern in putting them up?


I did just that. Bought at Harbor Freight and sold on Craigslist. It sold fast!
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#2374101 - 09/20/17 06:31 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: Mr. Smurf]
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Originally Posted By Mr. Smurf
Originally Posted By finn
Use the drywall jack, but use white pole barn steel or garage liner material instead of Sheetrock.

Goes up fast, reflects light well, and once it's screwed in place, there is no more finishing to do.


This......

Unless you keep it heated to a constant temperature in the winter, the seams will crack.

Ed


Thats what I did in my old garage, except I put 3/4" 4'x8' rigid foam insulation under it so there was no air infiltration and I got an extra 4 or 5 R-value. Way easier than sheetrock.

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#2374133 - 09/20/17 07:12 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Rent the jack if you plan on doing it in one day and then worries about having to play the selling game.
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#2374142 - 09/20/17 07:28 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Also worth mentioning is remove the button from the top any baseball caps you might wear during the install.
Lastly even though you are using a jack, rent, borrow or buy a pair of banks so you won't need a ladder.

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#2374148 - 09/20/17 07:35 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: srt]
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As far as renting stuff goes, check around. There's a small local place that rents just about anything, but they aren't open on weekends, so, you basically get three days for the price of one.

Before I bought an engine hoist, I always rented from them for this reason.

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#2374259 - 09/20/17 10:27 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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When you have the non tampered ends of the sheetrock butted against each other how do you finish them without leaving a "hump"?


Thanks for all the replies!

Heres some pics of the victim (garage) http://s2.photobucket.com/user/shirowfan/Garage/story

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#2374326 - 09/20/17 11:51 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Buy the jack and sell it when done is the best idea. Better yet auction it off and get 150% back on it!

If you rent it you will be in a hurry and watching the clock to return it on time.

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#2374344 - 09/21/17 01:26 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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On the butt joints first bed and then tape and coat tape with a 6" knife (spatula). When dry knock off any ridges with knife or sandpaper with block. Second coat 6" each side of tape, when dry knock off ridges and with a wide knife blend out another 6" (for a total of 12" each side of joint). If you do not go that far you will see the joints. In a garage you may want a smooth finish and it may be a good time to hire the finishing to a pro.
The smoother the finish the more reflected light and ease in cleaning (and painting) in the future.

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#2374372 - 09/21/17 07:36 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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I did my race shop with 5/8" everywhere, much better deal than 1/2"

I have a wall between my race shop and a truck repair garage and I did that wall with 2 sheets of 5/8" which gave me a 2 hour firewall. One may burn up but not both and it paid off one time. I had a fire and it kept my shop from burning down.

Real thankful for the 5/8" drywall and I would never consider OSB wood in my shops, that is crazy dangerous even if you don't work in your garage to have exposed wood even painted. I bet your insurance company would agree.


Edited by Challenger 1 (09/21/17 07:38 AM)
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#2374373 - 09/21/17 07:41 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: Satilite73]
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Originally Posted By Satilite73

As far as renting stuff goes, check around. There's a small local place that rents just about anything, but they aren't open on weekends, so, you basically get three days for the price of one.

Before I bought an engine hoist, I always rented from them for this reason.

twocents


Long time ago I rented a engine hoist so many times from the tool rental they wound up selling me the hoist after I paid for it many times over. realcrazy

Ever since then I have been buying tools, now I have too many and am going to sell some before I die. Hopefully.
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#2374374 - 09/21/17 07:45 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 4mayhemi]
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Originally Posted By 4mayhemi
If you're looking just for layout skicker got it covered.

Just to clarify other stuff:
5/8" Type X is required for fire rating on attached garage walls/ceilings that are shared with rooms of the house, with fire taped joints (this can also be achieved with 2 layers regular 1/2" drywall). A detached garage probably wouldn't require this, but your local code may want it (like if 3' or less between the neighbor structure).

1/2" is good for 16" O.C. or less, and will sag on ceilings or get wavy on walls over time with wider spacing. The new "lightweight" 1/2" drywall (that everybody carries now) is "marketed" to span 24" O.C., but I'm sure will sag over time as well because moisture is the culprit. Use 5/8" for 24" O.C., and it's heavy so the lift is working smarter.


I bought my last drywall from 84 Lumber because they had real drywall and not that lightweight junk sold now at the home centers.
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#2374397 - 09/21/17 08:53 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: srt]
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Originally Posted By srt
Also worth mentioning is remove the button from the top any baseball caps you might wear during the install.

Too funny, but true! I think I've held up so many sheets with my noggin I can blame the bald spot on it!

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#2374402 - 09/21/17 09:01 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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I agree on the Mexicans or anyone that does it on a daily basis. They get it super straight, much better than I ever could. I frame it, screw it in, then farm out the finishing. We have a local place run by county where we can pick up workers, either painters, drywall guys, etc. for about $12-13/hr. They pay taxes and many are documented, so don't start the political nonsense please. Anyway, always great workers and their mudwork is top notch.
My office atrium is being tiled and drywalled now. I have never seen such intricate drywall detailing with curved walls coming to angles, etc. and insane tiling design. All latino crew and they are busting it out. It looks amazing.


Edited by p d'ro (09/21/17 09:03 AM)

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#2374907 - 09/22/17 07:46 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: p d'ro]
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After giving it some thought from the perspective of minimizing the hanging and finishing work I think this is what I would do. work

The yellow areas are 4x12x5/8" and would require 6 sheets...
The light blue areas are 4x8x5/8" and would require 9 sheets...
Areas of green are where butt jointed sheets would need to be finished.
The areas of black I would install 6 1x4 light fixtures surface mounted directly under those joints leaving nothing but taping to need installed there.
This pattern works no matter which way the truss's are installed by just rotating the layout... twocents


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#2374927 - 09/22/17 08:59 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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That layout works for 24" truss chord spacing. I see in the pics you have an attic ladder that is firred in and doubled up rafters. Is everything laid out at 24", or are there variances in spacing. Edges of the sheetrock need to be nailed off into chords or backing added, or rock needs to be edge cut.

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#2374936 - 09/22/17 09:17 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: srt]
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Originally Posted By srt
Edges of the sheetrock need to be nailed off into chords or backing added, or rock needs to be edge cut.


Agreed...I have also in the past installed additional bracing where butt joints would be that was 1/8" higher than the rest of the framing. It allows you do draw up the butt joints and then feather out the finishing without a hump... twocents
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#2375261 - 09/22/17 09:46 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Don't mickey mouse the job, it is not that hard. Do a professional job and you will be glad that you did. I have been in construction 38 yrs, hence my opinion, and I hate seeing mickey mouse work being done especially when it is not hard to do. I do all my own work on my reno's including boarding and taping. Ok! back to my little glass of red, carry on.
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#2375342 - 09/23/17 02:06 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: skicker]
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Originally Posted By skicker
After giving it some thought from the perspective of minimizing the hanging and finishing work I think this is what I would do. work

The yellow areas are 4x12x5/8" and would require 6 sheets...
The light blue areas are 4x8x5/8" and would require 9 sheets...
Areas of green are where butt jointed sheets would need to be finished.
The areas of black I would install 6 1x4 light fixtures surface mounted directly under those joints leaving nothing but taping to need installed there.
This pattern works no matter which way the truss's are installed by just rotating the layout... twocents


I like the idea of coving the seams with the lights, but its making me wonder, If I paint in the garage is it better to have the lights parallel or perpendicular to the car? I'm guess parallel to the sides.

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#2375353 - 09/23/17 06:14 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: srt]
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Originally Posted By srt
Many people use 5/8 in a garage/shop for 1 hr fire rating.


Here in Massachusetts, cars are classified as "infernal machines", a fire hazard. 5/8ths "fire code" is required. Not sure if garage is not "attached".

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#2375375 - 09/23/17 08:26 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: Finoke]
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I used Vinyl soffit material to finish my garage ceiling. It's not a cheap way to go but I was able to do it with no help and there's no finishing or painting required.


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#2376941 - 09/26/17 12:42 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: srt]
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I tried measuring from the sides of the garage towards the middle and something didn't seem right so I tried to measure from the center rafter outwards and it was 14 1/2 14 1/2 then jumped to 14 3/4 then was 14 1/2 a couple more times then went down to 14 1/4 then started going back to 14 1/2. Not quite as simple as I was hoping it was going to be.......

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#2382811 - 10/05/17 11:58 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Two things (of many) I learned about building my shop:

1. Hanging the ceiling drywall is a PITA.

2. Drywall contractors vary widely in what they charge. If I had taken the time to shop around, I could have contracted out the whole thing for not much more than it cost me to buy the material at Home Depot, hang it, and have a contractor do the tape and texture. The time delta would have been 3 days start to finish vs several weeks worth of my weekends. Many of the "volume" contractors get steep discounts on materials. I spent $1600 on materials plus $800 for them to tape & texture. The contractor told me that he would normally do a job that size (1200 sf, 10' walls) insulation, drywall, tape, texture for $2800. Other contractors wanted $1500-$2500 just for tape and texture. He said he was so much cheaper because he was using my job as filler in between several other big jobs he had going at the same time and he would have included my material with the order for the other jobs.
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#2382822 - 10/06/17 12:20 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
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Originally Posted By 71sat440
I tried measuring from the sides of the garage towards the middle and something didn't seem right so I tried to measure from the center rafter outwards and it was 14 1/2 14 1/2 then jumped to 14 3/4 then was 14 1/2 a couple more times then went down to 14 1/4 then started going back to 14 1/2. Not quite as simple as I was hoping it was going to be.......

Is your measurement from center of rafter to center of rafter? or, face to face? Hopefully it is face to face.
I's imperative the rafters (bottom chords) are accurately laid out when constructed.
It maybe time to call in a pro. They will have some tricks to correct spacing to achieve layout that will work. Might include blocking framing and/or trimming sheets.

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#2383030 - 10/06/17 02:44 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: srt]
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He's measuring in between joists... runaway
You can measure the center joist to the center but then check every other one from same side to same side... twocents
Look at the layout I provided above...If you have whatever joist in the center or off to one side a little and there are joists 4' on each side of that your good. The rest don't matter as you are screwing them "in the field" and not on an edge...
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#2383569 - 10/07/17 06:35 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: skicker]
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I used white 5 rib metal roofing on the ceiling in my garage. Ordered the steel pre-cut to 8ft sections. A lot lighter than dryway, and there were no seams to tape/finish. Just another option for you to ponder.

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#2383644 - 10/07/17 09:55 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: 71sat440]
rowin4 Offline
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Loc: gulfport, ms, west mi
I have been hanging drywall for 50 years. If it were my garage I would go 5 ribbed steel. White reflects the light to make the garage brighter. Overlap the butt seam a couple inches, also the long seam has a proper way of installation . Use proper screws for the sheeting. Use a awl to make a small hole to make the screw start easier. Tools needed, a tape measure, pencil,straight edge,, drill motor , hex bit, awl, hammer, and sheet metal shears. Order to fit. Drywall lift will be needed for either application. On the drywall, 5/8 is a must for 24" centered rafters, screw or nail, your choice. Read up on placement of each. On tapping, There's a product called Fiba Fuse, sold by Lowe's, All Wall and probably others. It's a 2" tape that is like fiberglass that the drywall mud goes through unlike paper tape that needs mud on the under side and on top to finish. Works great on butt joints to make them almost disappear. When I get done with a ceiling and walls I can't tell where the joints are. Not bragging , just a fact. You won't say that with paper tape.
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#2383736 - 10/08/17 05:04 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: rck850]
bobby66 Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 2875
Loc: Arlington, Texas
Originally Posted By rck850
I used white 5 rib metal roofing on the ceiling in my garage. Ordered the steel pre-cut to 8ft sections. A lot lighter than dryway, and there were no seams to tape/finish. Just another option for you to ponder.


Got any pictures of this installed? I think I'd like to try it.
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#2383756 - 10/08/17 08:12 AM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: bobby66]
bboogieart Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 3226
Loc: Lost and Spaced
Definitely the way to go. up
Go to your local home supply store and have a talk with a knowledgeable salesman.
Not the floor help.
Go to the contractors desk and ask for help there.
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#2385130 - 10/10/17 01:38 PM Re: Any tips for drywalling a garage ceiling? [Re: bboogieart]
2abodymcodes Offline
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Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 2454
Loc: Shelby, Ohio
I did my home garage with drywall and my work garage with steel. I wish I would have done my home garage with steel also. I will never again drywall a garage. Steel is the only way to go. Brighter and more durable.

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