The Best Plasterboard Adhesives

Quicker and Easier- Plasterboard Glue Options

If you need to install a partition in your kid’s bedroom or are tackling a new ceiling project in the kitchen you’re probably thinking about covering it with that modern wonder: plasterboard. Plasterboard or “drywall” is a quality, affordable option for basic DIY projects in and around the home. It simply makes hiding the bare bones of a new wall or ceiling much, much easier and is an ideal alternative to expensive and messy lath and plaster walls and when you add an adhesive there are no nails and screws to contend with.

Using the right glue when putting up your wall or ceiling boards is essential. Your plasterboard needs to be strong -especially when you have younger kids and it needs to stay where you put it! Using strong adhesive streamlines the process and makes it faster. Plasterboard is ready to paint in a few days and just one sheet of plasterboard can cover big swathes of ceiling or wall in one go. All you need to put up your plasterboard is a sealing gun and some strong adhesive.

Still not convinced? Check out why plasterboard can sometimes work better than wet plastering in this informative article.

The best plasterboard glues include:

  • No More Nails
  • One For All Supergrab

No More Nails

No More Nails is ideal for heavy duty projects like hanging plasterboard. Using No More Nails means you can dispense with drills, nails and screws. It’s a water-based copolymer that is ideal for indoor use and offers a finish which looks professional and strong. It can be used on plastic, wood, metal ceramics and stone and is ideal for use on plasterboard.

One-For-All Supergrab

One For All Supergrab combines flexible polymer chains to create a very strong bond and is shock-resistant and heat-resistant. It can be used both indoors and outdoors on wood, brick, concrete, ceramic stone and glass and works very well on plasterboard. Here are some more ideas for working with adhesive for plasterboard.

Getting the job done!

How to fix plasterboard to a wall


Start by measuring the area you want to cover with plasterboard. Next mark out the correct size for cutting on the plasterboard. Use whole sheets, where possible, to avoid needing to join smaller pieces and too much wastage.


Make sure that your panels are about 15mm shorter than the height of your wall to allow for floor expansion behind the skirting. Cut out the size you need.


Cut the nozzle tip of the adhesive at a 45-degree angle. The nozzle should have a diameter of about 10mm. Next place the glue cartridge into a caulk gun.

If you are applying the plasterboard to stud wall – squeeze the caulk gun to apply adhesive to the horizontal and vertical studs that you want the panel of plasterboard to cover. Attach the panel to the wall, flush against the ceiling and use a15mm offcut at the base of the panel to wedge it in place while the glue dries.

If applying the plasterboard to concrete or brick, apply the adhesive to the back of the panel, using wavy, vertical lines. Start and finish around 30mm from the top, bottom and sides. Leave a space of 100mm between lines of glue. Put the panel against this section of the wall and raise it flush against the ceiling, again using an offcut at the base of the panel to wedge it in place while it dries.

Need more help? watch this video of exactly how to hang plasterboard using adhesives. Once you have your wall or ceiling finished here are some ideas to help you to transform your bedroom into a beautiful space.

Here are some ideas for adding colourful and bright wallpaper to your kid’s bedrooms.

Get started today!

Plasterboard is a great option to cover a wall or ceiling to create a clean professional finish. Using adhesives to hang plasterboard is easier than using nails and screws or wet plastering a wall and makes the process faster and much less fuss and mess. Follow the basic steps we’ve provided and you should be able to easily complete this project yourself which helps save money too!


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