Plasterboard adhesives fix plasterboard to a wall, creating a strong bond with a variety of material types.
Fixing plasterboard via the dot and dab method is considerably faster than constructing a stud wall and requires less technical ability; it is a less time-consuming way to dryline an internal masonry or brick wall.
Applications of use can include:
As the name would suggest, a dot and dab wall, otherwise known as a drylined wall, involves making small ‘dabs’ of plasterboard adhesive across a wall surface and then pressing it into place.
This technique is often used when the surface to which the plasterboard is being fixed is uneven, as it helps to create a smooth, level surface without using wet plaster.
Since you are avoiding the faff of wet plastering, you can also paint your application in record time – bonding plasterboard to walls cuts out the lengthy applying and drying times associated with wet plaster.
At Materials Market, we sell a comprehensive range of essential products for use in plasterboard dry lining systems. We stock only the most reputable branded solutions such as Knauf plasterboard adhesive.
All adhesive available for order online at Materials Market is suitable for use with brick and concrete walls.
For all other drylining essentials, from British Gypsum plaster to joint filler, check out our bagged products here.
To apply plasterboard adhesive via the dot and dab method, follow these steps:
For more information on dot and dab fixing, check out our article on it here.
There are a few things to consider when choosing the right plasterboard adhesive.
The first is the type of wall you're working with. If your wall is masonry, then dot and dab will be the easiest way to fix the plasterboard.
If your wall is made of wood or metal studs, then you should use a different technique such as screwing or nailing the boards into place.
You’ll also need to take into account the weight of the plasterboard. If the board is too heavy, then the dot and dab may not be strong enough to attach the plasterboard and hold it in place. In this case, you may want to screw or nail the boards into place for additional security.
For those wanting to save time, fast-curing adhesive foam offers a more rapid installation process. Although it is performatively the same as drywall adhesive it requires no mixing prior to application.
The standard thickness of adhesive dabs tends to be around 10mm.
You also have the additional 12.5mm of the plasterboard sheets on top of this so, with thicknesses combined, you can expect an altogether depth of around 22.5mm.
Installing insulated plasterboard with dry wall adhesive is a straightforward process that requires no specialist methods.