Can I install sheetrock right over existing sheetrock?

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  1. Jan 21, 2013 #1

    m2244

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    Hello again,

    I don't want to tear the ceiling out of this room, there is blown-in insulation in the attic. Can I just sheetrock right over the old sheetrock? I don't want to use strapping, I don't want the ceiling any lower than it is.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2013 #2

    nealtw

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    Make sure the seams don't line up with the old ones and use 2" drywall screws.
     
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    Thank you. I thought so but I needed a second opinion.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2013 #4

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    This post is from 2009 ... 2009 ???? Why did it show up as a New Post ???
     
  5. Jan 22, 2013 #5

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    Villa: Don't confuse today with date joined.:D
     
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    Painted panelling won't weigh as much but you'd still have to handle the seams somehow.
     

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