DIY For A Job Well Done

Everything you need to know

If you’re planning on renovating, and especially if you’re going to do it yourself, at some stage you’ll need to make some decisions about plasterboard: cornices, ceilings, walls, decorative panelling, the list goes on. It may sound daunting, but don’t stress because we’ve done some research for you. Here’s our rundown on the USG Boral range of plasterboard, plastering products and tools you’ll need for a job well done.

Can I really do plasterboard myself?

With the right products, tools and advice you can do your own plasterboard interior room renovations and repairs to bathrooms, living rooms, sound sensitive areas such as studios, study and bedrooms or your entire home.

Where do I start?

Get inspired and plan your project. For bigger renovations, decide on the look you want, and form a clear picture of your design style. Make a mood board or scrapbook where you can keep pages from home magazines with looks you love, and watch renovating shows such as Seven’s House Rules to see how the participants get their projects done. For smaller jobs like repairs, take the time to learn what you need to do and get yourself set up.

The USG Boral DIY range of products and tools is supported by a set of six useful DIY videos to help guide you through your plasterboard DIY projects – including what products to use and how – to ensure you’re really pleased with the final result.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

Whether you’re doing a bedroom with an ensuite or separate rooms, there’s a product to suit every room’s purpose. Check out the USG Boral range of Sheetrock® plasterboard walls and ceilings and decorative cornice for bedrooms, ensuites and robes. Wetstop™ is ideal for use in wet areas like showers and baths, and bringing it all together there’s an easy to use range of DIY plaster compounds and adhesives for jointing and finishing, so before you know it, your luxury bedroom and bathroom will begin to take shape

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Living room

A living room should live up to its name. As the heart of the home, it’s where you spend the most time, so it should be functional as well as comfortable. And as life goes on in here, energetic kids, loud movies and games can be hard on both the walls and the ears! Upgrade your plasterboard walls to resist impact and improve acoustic isolation within your home with Multistop™ and SoundStop™ plasterboards. Improve the sound performance of your home cinema, lower the ruckus from the kids’ bedrooms and create quieter areas for the study and master bedroom with renovating plasterboard solutions from USG Boral.

living room
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Design Inspiration

Update your interior style with decorative cornice. USG Boral has a range of designs to choose from including cornice profiles to suit classic, modern and contemporary interiors including the popular New England Hamptons-style home. Here, ‘New York’ cornice helps to create a sense of refinement, sophistication and space in a room. And to make renovating a little easier, USG Boral ‘Sydney’ and ‘New York’ cornice can be retro-fitted over existing 55mm cove cornice.

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DIY Plasterboard Repairs and Patching


If you have cracks or holes in your plasterboard that need patching, USG Boral has the DIY repair products and videos to show you how. Using one of our handy repair patches, follow these simple instructions to achieve a smooth finish ready for painting.


It’s never been easier to do your own plasterboard repairs and renovation, so before you call in the tradies, take a look at the videos on the USG Boral website and see how easy it is to DIY and get results you’ll be proud of, without breaking the bank.


All USG Boral products listed above are available now from USG Boral Trade Stores and hardware suppliers. Use our store finder to locate a convenient USG Boral DIY and building products stockist near you.

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