In this article, Our Tips Site will tell you about an easy and quick way to level walls using drywall without building a frame from a profile. We will describe in detail the technology of gluing drywall sheets to an uneven wall, and for clarity, we will provide video instructions.
The portal wrote in great detail how to make boxes, niches, drywall arches. We also described the technology of construction of a suspended ceiling, plasterboard partitions. Traditionally, for all types of these works, a frame from a metal profile is first erected, on which gypsum plasterboards (GKL) are attached. And if you just need to level the wall? Without plaster, just drywall, as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Then you don’t need a frame! It will be enough to plant the sheets on gypsum glue..
What do you need? Of course, the sheets themselves are drywall. For living rooms, they are ordinary, for damp ones – moisture resistant. And gypsum glue. The most popular option for today is the Perlfix gypsum glue from Knauf. A package of such glue weighing 30 kg costs about 250 rubles.
The technology for gluing drywall will depend on how uneven your wall is:
- The curvature is not more than 7 mm. In this case, it will be enough for you to apply a layer of plaster glue diluted with water directly to the sheet with a notched trowel. The tooth should be 10×10 mm;
- Curvature up to 20 mm. In this case, cakes of the required thickness are made from gypsum glue. As in the photo above;
- In the case of a wall curvature of more than 20 millimeters, you will need to put plasterboard strips under the sheet. They are needed because too thick a layer of glue, too massive cakes will not be able to securely hold the sheet on the wall. Therefore, first, strips of plasterboard with a width of 10 to 12 cm are glued, and then, when the glue dries, the sheet itself. Also on glue.
Important! If the curvature of the wall exceeds 40 mm, it is better to refuse from glue fixing at all! In this case, only a metal profile frame will help to align the walls.
In any case, the wall must be prepared before gluing the drywall. Remove old finishes, all unnecessary things that might interfere with the process. And prime thoroughly to increase the adhesion of the adhesive to the wall. You also need to prime the side of the drywall sheet that will contact the glue.
Glue cakes are applied around the entire perimeter of the sheet and in the middle. It would be enough. Some craftsmen prefer to apply glue cakes to the wall. This does not affect the result.
Important! The thickness of the cakes should exceed the unevenness of the wall, do not forget that you will press the sheet and they will simply flatten out.
Do not forget to place a backing under the sheet to be glued in order to leave a minimum of 10 mm from the floor. We create the same indent from the ceiling so that the drywall freely narrows and expands, excess moisture evaporates from the applied glue. The lining is easiest and fastest to make from scraps of drywall itself..
We attach the sheet to the wall and align vertically. To do this, you need a long level and a rubber mallet, which you will need to lightly tap on the drywall. Observe the plane relative to the wall, align the remaining sheets in the same way, joint to joint. Do not forget about the corners of the room, which can also be uneven..
Important! Holes for sockets and switches, if they will be on this wall, cut out in advance, even before gluing the drywall to the wall.
Further finishing of the wall, leveled with drywall on glue, is carried out as usual: the joints of the sheets are glued with a reinforcing tape, putty is applied, and then the surface is painted over or pasted over with wallpaper.
Note that it will not be possible to hang something heavy on the wall, which was leveled with sheets of drywall planted with glue. This is a great option if you don’t want to waste time leveling the wall with several layers of plaster along the beacons, but, as you can see, there is a minus. Therefore, think about whether something will be located on this wall. If so, you will have to choose plaster.