In order to hang drywall directly over a brick wall, you must first apply construction adhesive to the back side of the drywall. Most construction adhesives will work for this process but there are some that are specifically designed for use with drywall.

Though the adhesive will do most of the work, it will not immediately secure the sheet. So, we’re driving several concrete nails around the perimeter of each piece. We’re driving them through the drywall and into the mortar joints because the mortar is easier to penetrate than the brick itself.

Just like drywall nails or screws, these nails must be driven just below the surface so they can be covered later with drywall joint compound.

Once the sheets are hung, finishing the drywall is exactly like it is anywhere else. Tape the seams and apply coats of joint compound until the surface is smooth.

Watch the video above to see the entire process!

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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