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Old 03-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Hanging drywall in partially finished basement


I'm starting to finish my partially finished basement and I am not sure where to start with the drywall since there is already some pre-existing drywall. I hear that starting with the ceiling and then doing the wall is best but in mycase some of the walls are done and the ceiling is not. Do I start by doing the ceiling and then then new walls or do I finish the walls and then do the ceiling. See photos.

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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It should be ceiling first, the top of the walls then the bottom of the walls.
The walls help hold up the ceiling.

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Not to hi-jack this thread but I also have the same issue. The previous owners had dry-walled the walls only, they where going to do a drop ceiling for ceiling. I know you should do the ceiling first, then the walls. Will their be any adverse effects ? Can I cut 1/2 out of the top of the dry-wall to do the same effect ?
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ya ceiling first, its just tough getting your ceiling sheets up tight with the wall board. you could cut 1/2" all the way around and it would correct it but would be a pain and alot of moving around on the ladder. i'd just board it and prefill mud it and caller a day
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