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Zinc plated screws vs black ones

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by camel307, 11 Nov 2013.

  1. camel307

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    I have a load of 32mm zinc plated (silver) drywall single thread screws with a self starting point. i think these are for metal frames, rather than timber stud walls.

    I intend to use these to fix 12.5mm plasterboard to timber studs. Will these suffice?

    Or should i buy slightly longer black screws?

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  3. PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    Metal stud screws, wont take to timber too well. Purchase the drywall screws mean't for timber or you will have a frustrating time.
     
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    They also have a sharper, more open thread and are far easier to drive in.
     
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