Four-way bend gypsum plasterboard
Many people, are just beginning to work with such material, as a gypsum board, They are often faced with the question - how all the same to bend the material? Too many people think, that make it difficult to, but the matter is quite different, and make it easier, than, it seems at first glance. But before proceeding to methods for folding the wall and ceiling gypsum board, should introduce yet another view of the material, which is designed specifically for this case. Installation of suspended ceiling plasterboard of various forms will be given easier, with knowledge of data following methods and an example at the bottom of the video.
A special kind of drywall, which is designed to bend and make the necessary forms - arched drywall GKLA. The thickness of this sheet is 6,5 millimeters. This type of material thanks to its flexible forms effortlessly bends and gives the ability to create a variety of arches, poluarki, a variety of curved shapes, as well as a domed shape and undulating. Of course, Arch drywall also has its maximum bending radius, but he is much greater, than the radius of the bend of the wall or ceiling plasterboard. And because, that is going to frame for the arch of the drywall special, for that matter, profiles, having cutouts on the side walls, This material can be smoothly bend.
But if a person is not at hand arch GKLA, it has some tips, which can help deal with this problem, even, using other types of gypsum board, a video lesson will help to visually observe the process.
The first way how to bend drywall:
The most effective and common way is. That you simply moisten the one hand a sheet of drywall itself with plain water. The thing is, that the plaster itself is very soft and porous material, making it very fast and absorbs moisture and becomes even softer, but it dries it hardens and saves the new. acquired forms. To do this, take a brush or roller and dip a few times with water at room temperature plasterboard sheet. Now it is necessary to wait about five, preferably fifteen minutes to, it is completely soaked and became soft. you can then begin to bend the material as, as you need to. But it is necessary to know, that this method is perfect only, if the bending radius of the high, since a small radius material can simply break or crack.
But in order, to make a bend with a small radius should resort to other methods of work with plasterboard, because ordinary water here is simply not going to help.
The second way to bend drywall for arches:
The easiest embodiment in the case of bending with a small radius is the use of special needle roller. We need to pass this roll with the two sides of the sheet, thereby perforate cardboard and a small layer of plaster. This method allows you to make gypsum board slatted, so that the sheet will bend easier. But before starting its bend, necessary to moisten it with water, that he became even softer. Water should be at room temperature.
The third way to bend drywall:
If this happened, that spiked roller you did not have at hand, or you can not find it, you can use a sharp knife. To do this, make small incisions, cutting through cardboard, but only on one side of gypsum board. Cuts should be done every one to five centimeters, perpendicular to the bend. You need to know, that the smaller the bending radius, the more you need to put the incisions. If the concave design, the cuts should be done on the inside of the sheet, and if the same material is necessary to bend outwardly, then there is an incision is made on the front side. Wet in this case it is not necessary prior to folding drywall. But this method is so good, that the bend radius may be smaller, than with spiked roller.
The fourth way to bend drywall for arches:
If this happened, you need to bend a sheet of drywall at a very small radius, then it is necessary to resort to another method, as all previous herein may not be suitable. To do this you need to mill. If it does not exist, you can do with a knife. But it is necessary to warn at once - it will be a very long and not exactly, as we would like. The cutter must be put to a depth of, that she chose almost the entire gypsum, leaving about one or three millimeters. Selected band in plasterboard sheet cutter principle - the smaller the bending radius, the more you need to do gypsum sample.
Basically, this is all the four main Council, how to bend the drywall and the bottom of the video example. Yet finally I would like to give another, no less important tip - if your design, which must bend, It is on the ceiling or high on the wall, it is still necessary to give their preference arched GKLA. this material, just perfect for walls and partitions. You can use some options:
1. The first layer on a partition or a wall, you can make an ordinary ceiling, or plasterboard wall, using methods, mentioned earlier, but the last layer of finish arched GKLA. Here get very rigid structure with a nice and smooth curves.
2. A partition or a wall, you can sew two or four layers of drywall Arch. This method is the most reliable, smooth and neat, but it is more difficult and costly.