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Old 09-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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1/4" drywall over stucco ceiling


i want to cover my stucco cielings rather than scrape them. i was going to use 1/4" drywall. will this work
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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So long as your ceilings are relatively flat you should be alright. If not you will have to fir out the joists. 1/4" can be a little flimsy to work, especially holding it overhead, so have a helper handy. You will want to use screws long enough to go all the way through the existing ceiling and into the joists.
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would it be wise to glue and screw the drywall?
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #4
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I would never suggest using 1/4" on a ceiling.
It will sag and will not hold screws or nails in that position even with glue.
Use at least 1/2" light weight sheetrock with glue and 2-1/2" screws not nails.
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I would never suggest using 1/4" on a ceiling.
It will sag and will not hold screws or nails in that position even with glue.
Use at least 1/2" light weight sheetrock with glue and 2-1/2" screws not nails.
I would have no issues using 1/4 and have many times. I forget about the lightweight stuff though and might side with Joe if you can afford it. It will be easier to handle. A 1/4 4x8 sheet is going to weigh about 38 pounds and the lightweight 1/2 will be about 41.

I would not glue drywall though.

And don't forget you will need to extend any ceiling boxes, cold air returns, heat ducts, etc.
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great info thanks, never even thought about lightwieght 1/2". now i just have to con my boys to come and help me. lol
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If you rent a drywall lift it will make it really easy and could be done with one person.
One benifit of using the glue I suggested you can use less screws so there's less filling and sanding.
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You don't want to skimp on screws for a ceiling! If you glue it and ever have to take it down or repair part of it you will have a real job ahead of you.
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