Step 3. To improve the joint
between the panels and the framing members, use construction adhesive.
Apply it to the edge of the studs and ceiling joists using a caulk gun.
Then install the panel. This adhesive is very sticky and has a way of
getting on every tool in sight, so apply it carefully.
Step 5. Drywall screws hold
better than nails, and they are easy to install if you have a cordless
drill/driver. Just drive the screws until the head stops just below the
surface of the paper. Nails should be spaced about 6 in. apart, and
screws should be installed S in. apart.
Step 4. Get some help to lift
the panel; tip it in place at the top of the wall; and press its top
edge against the ceiling to get the tightest joint possible. Attach the
panel using drywall nails or screws.
Step 6. After the top row of
panels has been installed, start with tile bottom sheets. Stagger the
butt joints, and keep the long tapered joints tight. An inexpensive
panel lifter helps raise tile sheets off the floor You can do the same
thing with a simple fulcrum and lever made of two pieces of scrap