Installation: How To Repair Drywall With The Prest-on Insta-back
Insta-back® fasteners make drywall repair quick and easy.
With Insta-backs® you can:
- Eliminate the need to cut gypsum board back to the nearest stud.
- Make finished butt joints that are "bump free". No ridges or crowns!
- Reduce the number of joints to be finished, saving time and material.
- Install ceilings faster, easier and safer.
- Eliminate sagging wallboard between trusses.
- Make quick easy repairs because cutouts can be reattached without cutting back to the nearest stud.
Safer, Simpler Ceiling Installation
Insta-back® fasteners make ceiling safer, easier and faster to hang. In some instances, one person can position and hang a sheet of gypsum board where two people might otherwise be needed. Insta-back® makes overhead work safer because the fasteners hood the gypsum board panel edges together so they will not slip.
Insta-back® fasteners bond the tapered edges together between trusses and rafters to prevent sagging and wavy joints.
Quicker, Straighter Walls
Insta-back® pulls board 1-2 degrees for a perfect joint off the stud.
Insta-back® lets you "back-block" wallboard four foot edge to eliminate ugly ridges and crowns. Drywall screws and Insta-back® create a joint between studs as strong as a solid sheet of board. When tabs are removed, no metal is exposed to snag automatic taping machines. Insta-backs® at the bottom edge assure a solid bond between upper and lower wallboard panels. The patented lance design provides a 1 to 2 degree taper for a perfect finished joint.
Insta-backs® eliminate time-consuming measures and cutting, and reduce scrap.
Space three Insta-backs® approximately 16" apart starting about 1" from the taper and ending 10" from the plate. Screw into clips 3/4" from the board edge.
Butt second wallboard panel against the edge. Screw into the opposite side of Insta-back® fasteners. Bend tabs back and forth to snap off!
Estimated savings for a typical 1,200 square foot single family home using Prest-on Insta-back® fasteners:
Net Material Savings $76.00
Net Labor Savings @ 10/hr $75.75