Cutting Drywall / Plasterboard

This video shows how to cut plasterboard/drywall.

Tools required are a sharp “Stanley Knife”, pencil, tape measure, straight edge / square.

For safety you may want to wear protective gloves, eye protection and a mask.


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  1. Sean says:

    Hello. I just discovered your video’s – they are great! I have 2 ceiling drywall holes to repair, and I am going to use your “back-blocking” method to end up with a flush finish, rather than using wood supports and tape, etc.

    I have questions about mixed plaster vs. “top coat”. Your video shows how to properly mix plaster, so I think I could do that.

    1. What kind of grease do you use to coat your plaster mixing bucket with?
    2. Is ‘top coat” pre-mixed when you buy it? (does it come in a bucket?)
    3. Is top-coat the same thing as what is called joint compound (pre-mixed) in the USA?
    4. Can I use joint compound instead of mixed plaster to do back-blocking, or is joint compound only used for the last coat?

    Thank you!

    • admin says:

      Thanks Sean for your comment.
      Answers… Q1 I just use cheap engine oil..
      Q2 Yes.. Top or Topping Coat is a pre mix product in a bucket which you apply very thinly over the patching so you then can sand
      back when dry
      Q3 I think joint compound is still a pre mix product in a bucket but a thicker consistency.. I would stick with the Cornice
      Q4 No !! Cornice cement glues the back blocks….Compound has no real adhesive characters..and is used as a stopping coat.

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