Expert Home Improvement Advice
How To • Videos • Lawn & Garden • DIY • Articles
Cutting Drywall Around Outlet Boxes
It’s easy to make a mistake when measuring and marking the location of electrical outlets on drywall. To prevent this from happening, coat the edge of the outlet box with brightly colored lipstick. Watch this video to find out how to go about it. ...More
Cutting Drywall Around Outlet BoxesBy: Joe Truini
It’s easy to make a mistake when measuring and marking the location of electrical outlets on drywall. To prevent this from happening, coat the edge of the outlet box with brightly colored lipstick.
Position the sheet of wallboard in place, and push it firmly up against the outlet box.
This transfers the lipstick to the drywall, leaving an outline of the box on the back of the sheet.
Using a drywall keyhole saw, cut around the outside of the line.
Slide the sheet of drywall in place for a perfect fit every time.
Please Leave a Comment
5 Comments on “Cutting Drywall Around Outlet Boxes”
You can follow comments to this article by subscribing to the RSS news feed with your favorite feed reader.
We want to hear from you! In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420. While we can't answer them all, we may use your question on our Today's Homeowner radio or TV show, or online at todayshomeowner.com.