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The Ultimate Installing Drywall Quiz
by Staff
Installing your own drywall can definitely be a do-it-yourself project with a little guidance. Keep in mind, however, there are several important and detailed steps to follow for successful a drywall project. Take this quiz and learn how you can drywall your home without professional help.

Installing drywall is:

  • easy
  • somewhat hard
  • very hard

How do you figure out how much drywall you need to buy?

  • Measure the perimeter of the room.
  • Measure the square footage of the room.
  • Measure the height of the room.

What is the standard thickness of drywall sheets?

  • 1/3 of an inch
  • 1/2 an inch
  • 3/4 of an inch

How much joint compound will your need for your drywall project?

  • only a little
  • a medium amount
  • a lot

How much drywall tape do you need for your drywall project?

  • only a little
  • a medium amount
  • a lot

How do you get T-braces?

  • You can make them from 2 x 4 wood.
  • You can rent adjustable ones from a hardware store.
  • both of the above

What do you need to do before you nail your drywall into the wall?

  • Cut it to size.
  • Apply compound to the edges.
  • both of the above

Why should you hammer in the nails with an extra blow?

  • To make sure the nail is secure.
  • To create a small dimple in the drywall.
  • both of the above

Which part of the room should you drywall first?

  • the ceiling
  • the walls
  • the wall behind the door

What part of drywalling is considered artistic?

  • installing drywall
  • drywall tapping
  • constructing T-braces

What is the benefit of using all-purpose drywall compound?

  • You do not need drywall tape.
  • You do not need drywall nails.
  • It produces less dust.

How does all-purpose drywall compound produce less dust?

  • It creates bigger dust particles.
  • It requires less sanding.
  • both of the above

Why do you need to use joint compound?

  • To create the appearance that your drywall is one solid wall.
  • To decrease the likelihood of mold.
  • To decrease insect and rodent infestation.

When should you consider using all-purpose drywall compound?

  • for home renovation projects
  • for new home construction
  • both of the above

How do you apply drywall compound?

  • with your fingers
  • with a taping knife
  • with a taping scraper

What should you do after you apply drywall compound to the joints?

  • Fasten with nails.
  • Apply drywall tape.
  • Smooth the compound.

What should you do after you smooth the drywall compound?

  • Fasten with nails.
  • Apply drywall tape.
  • both of the above

How long does it take for drywall compound to dry?

  • 12 hours
  • 24 hours
  • 36 hours

How many coats of drywall compound should you apply?

  • two coats
  • three coats
  • four coats

What should you do after all the coats of compound are dry and you have sanded the walls with medium-grit sandpaper?

  • Apply paint primer.
  • Sand with a fine-grit sandpaper.
  • both of the above