How to remove plasterboard

Jye
View the video

How to remove plasterboard

View the video
×

Project Overview

Removing plasterboard from walls and ceilings can be a messy job but there are a few simple tricks to getting it right. We show you the tools and techniques you need to remove cornice and plasterboard properly. There’s also a few simple tips to make everything easier and show you how to do the job safely.

Continue to step-by-step instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1 Remove the Cornice
2 Remove the plasterboard from the wall
  • Step 1. Remove the Cornice

    Start by turning off the electricity at the fuse box. Even if you can’t see switches or sockets, there could be wires in the wall. Then use a trimming knife to cut along the edges of the cornice to stop paint coming away from the ceiling. Once the cornice is trimmed, use the wrecking bar to pry the cornice off.
  • Step 2. Remove the plasterboard from the wall

    Working as close to one of the top corners as you can, use the wrecking bar to gently pry the whole sheet of plaster away from the wall joists. Sometimes a whole sheet can be too large to handle in one go. If that’s the case, run a shallow saw down the middle of the wall, being careful to avoid cutting the timber frame behind the plaster.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Face mask
  • Ladder
  • Leather gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Trimming knife
  • Wrecking bar
hydrangea

Planting & Growing How to create an allergy-friendly garden If you suffer from hay fever or other allergies, then being out in the garden can, at times, be less than enjoyable. But there are some steps you can take to create an allergy-friendly garden so you can spend more time gardening and less time sneezi...

pallet coffee table

Outdoor Living Five D.I.Y. ideas to update your outdoors Autumn is a great time of the year to tick off a few D.I.Y. projects from your to-do list. Here are a few good ideas to get you started.

pot

Planters How to choose the right plant pot Pots are a great way to add colour, interest or texture to your outdoor space. Tuscan Path’s Elaine Foster shares her top tips on how to choose the perfect pot.

sunflower

Planting & Growing How to plant and care for sunflowers Sunflowers are a great way to add colour to your garden, and they’re easy to grow and care for. Bunnings Greenlife buyer Katie explains the basics of how to grow sunflowers and shares some tips on how to care for them.

orchid

Planting & Growing How to care for orchids Orchids are a low-maintenance flower that can be grown indoors or outside in a protected location. And, with a little care, they will provide you with lots of colour.

DIY balcony and courtyard garden

Planters D.I.Y. balcony and courtyard garden Even if your outdoor space is limited to a balcony or courtyard, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having a garden. The team at Tuscan Path, who have been supplying pots to the Australian marketplace for over 40 years, share some ideas on how ...

 kitchen benchtop materials

Benchtops & Cabinets A guide to kitchen benchtop materials The perfect benchtop will add style to any kitchen. It’ll also see the most action, so choosing the right benchtop for your kitchen – and budget – is an important decision explains Bunnings Kitchen Designer Ben Carey.

Top of the content