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Old 09-27-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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The walls in my room is covered with stucco, want to redo the room with new dry wall.
Question is do I have to stud the room out with 1x2's or can I just put the new drywall up?

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Remove window and door casings, all baseboard molding and crown molding, if any.
Snap lines on the existing walls to mark the stud locations, then attach new drywall with longer (2 inch) screws. This will cause you to install jamb extensions on all your doors and windows, and also require extensions on your gang boxes for receptacles and switches, and lamps, if any.
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You are better off removing the drywall
Good time to update any electric & insulation if needed
Also a good time to check around windows for rot or other problems
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You are better off removing the drywall
Good time to update any electric & insulation if needed
Also a good time to check around windows for rot or other problems
Not trying to be funny but are you serious, strip down all the old dry way?
Wouldn't that be a big mess?
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Not trying to be funny but are you serious, strip down all the old dry way?
Wouldn't that be a big mess?

Depends?

Are you sure the house is up to electrical code.
Could be a bigger mess if you have to access wall later for updates.

Is insulation ample for your climate and proposed energy budget.
Could be cheaper in the long run to strip the old stuff off.

If there was leakage,rot,mold,or if it was infested with wire chewing mice(seen it),wouldn't you want to know now?

Depending on the age and present condition of the home ,you'll have to make the final decision.
Just remember it's always an investment and what you do now will reflect what you get back later.
If a home inspection is done when you try and sell, any shortcut you take
could cause lost revenue later.You could lose $'s on the investments you made.
Now you have a mess!
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It's just one room, the back bed room.
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If cosmetics is your only concern right now,maybe you could scrape off the stucco finish.
All you'd have to do is reface the existing walls.

Seems a lot cheaper than furring out walls,redoing and furring out trim.

Are they sheetrock or plaster?
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Their sheetrock walls that I rolled that stucco material on.
It's been about 8yrs now.
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Have you ever tried to add jamb extensions on windows & doors?
It's not fun

I've never added a 2nd layer of sheetrock onto any wall or ceiling
I've yet to take any siding or sheetrock off & NOT find some other problem that needed to be fixed
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Their sheetrock walls that I rolled that stucco material on.
It's been about 8yrs now.
If it won't scrape off easily,maybe you could sand it down to a point where it looks like a knock down coat of plaster.
Still cheaper than rerocking.
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