Frequently asked questions
How can I buy custom access panels?
Not all of our stocked molds are online, and our inventory grows frequently. Please fill out a quote request form or send us an email: email@example.com
What is the lead time of drywall access panels?
Manufacturing Lead Time:
What does "paint-ready finish" mean?
Paint-Ready refers to the face of the access door being able to recieve paint/primer without additional filling and sanding required.
What are drywall access panels made out of?
All Phantom Panels are made out of Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (also known as Fiberglass reinforced gypsum). This gypsum material can be called GFRG, GRG, or FRG, which are all synonymous.
How can I save money and get cheap access panels?
1. Phantom Price Promise
Is guaranteed delivery available for access panels?
We offer guaranteed deliver in two ways:
What is GFRG?
GFRG stands for Glass-Fiber Reinforced Gypsum. It's also called GRG or FRG. GFRG is a material similar to drywall - gypsum board - but stronger due to the reinforcement of glass fibers. GFRG products are made using molds, which lends itself very well to creating curves, unique shapes, and clean, crisp edges and reveals. It's used often in combination with drywall because it can be taped and sanded just like sheetrock to remove joint lines.
What is GFRC?
GFRC stands for Glass-Fiber Reinforced Cement. It's also called GRC or FRC. GFRC is a material similar to precast or cement, but reinforced with glass fiber and made using molds. It lends itself well to creating custom shapes and curves, while still maintaining heavy resistance to weather, moisture, and exterior elements like cement.
What is gasket sealing?
Gasket sealing is applied gasketing (foam/rubber) around the perimeter of the access panel door opening. This 'seals' the plenum space from air & particles passing through.
How do you install drywall access panels?
Installing GFRG drywall access panels is easy and painless.
Mount access panel frame to studs/structure. Phantom panels contain full width embedments to receive screws anywhere, although 1" from the edge (in the center of the frame) is recomended. You can use a 7/16 standard drill bit and countersink a standard drywall screw until you hit the wooden embedment.
Install surrounding drywall.
Tape and fill the joint. All phantom panels come with a tape fin around the outside perimeter to easily fill and tape into the surrounding drywall. Sand and repeat as necessary per finish level required.
Paint. Painting will seamlessly blend the panel into the gypsum board.
Do you offer dealer/distributor discounts?
Yes! If you plan on purchashing 10 or more panels we have special pricing available. Please contact us with your quantities (or projected quantities) and we will provide pricing and details: firstname.lastname@example.org