When installing plasterboard in your home an important accessory to find is the right sort of plasterboard screws to fix the plasterboard onto the ceiling or walls. The wrong screws can mean a poorer and more noticeable installation with ugly screw heads appearing visible to the naked eye. Depending on whether you are screwing your plasterboard into timber beams for a ceiling or creating a metal stud wall to partition some rooms, using the right screws is always important. Popular plasterboard fixings are drywall screws which can be bought for both timber and metal installations.
Drywall screws are often hardened and if you have an auto feeder they can be bought in strips for easy use and installation as auto feeders release screws quickly and reduce jamming. The usual plasterboard screw colours are black or silver. If you don't have an auto feeder and are inserting each screw manually to fix the board then loose screws can be bought specifically for plasterboard, usually in boxes of 1000. They can be purchased with a fine or coarse screw thread depending on the thickness of plasterboard and timber or metal you are fixing the boards to. Self drilling wafer head screws are popular too and all come with a flat head so can easily be filled over to provide a smooth surface afterwards that is easily paintable.
Once installed you can hang items onto the plasterboard as long as they are fairly light using only screws. For heavier items such as mirrors then wall fixings are better to use as they help distribute the weight and provide a secure surface the item will stay attached to. Screws for installing plasterboard can be purchased in many DIY chain stores and local outlets. If you are unsure of the type of screw to use then do some research on the internet to see what other people have used when installing the same boards as you or speak to a professional and seek their advice. It's worth a bit of preparation to ensure your stud partition wall or new ceiling is installed properly and won't cause you any problems in the future.
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