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Phantom Panel | GFRG Drywall Access Door | Hinged, Radius Corner

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UP's hinged Phantom Panels are the best flush drywall access doors in the business. Made for both ceiling and wall applications, these hinged panels provide installers easy access behind the gypsum board. All UP panels are made and calibrated for 5/8" sheetrock, but can also be installed in 1/2" sheetrock. Our door panels are computer programmed to match the frames so that every panel fits perfectly, every time. UP frames include a wooden embedment so bugle head screws, or torque, do not fracture or crack the frames. Every access panel and frame is shipped ready to be taped and painted. Hinged panels contain multiple latch and cam options.


  • Fastest Delivery on the Market
    • We inventory panels in Amazon warehouses across the country. When you place your order, it's picked and packed automatically with guaranteed delivery (most sizes). For hyper time critical orders, contact us for assistance.
  • NYC Based Customer Service
    • A customer service rep is always a phone call away for any help you need.
  • Made in the USA
    • Manufactured by one of the oldest running plaster shops in America - never outsourced to Mexico, Canada, or China.
  • Full Width Embedments
    • The perimeter of the panel contains full width embedments to receive screws without fracturing or cracking the frame.
  • Made for 5/8" Sheetrock
    • Panels made to mount flush with 5/8" gypsum board, reducing installation time. For 1/2" drywall, the extra 1/8" is easily taped out during installation thanks to the tape fin provided on the perimeter.
  • Precision Made Molds
    • Consistent CNC accuracy within .005in.
  • Class A Fire rated
    • 0 Flame Spread, 0 Smoke Index, 0 Fuel Contribution, Non-Combustible
  • Paint Ready Surface
    • The face of the panels come pre-filled and sanded - no extra mudding/taping required.

Other Options Available:

  • 100's of other sizes with stock molds (custom sizes available as well)
  • Gasket sealing
  • GFRC (Glass-Fiber Reinforced Cement)

Note: The size specified is the dimension of the door opening itself, not the frame surrounding it. The frame is 3 inches wide on each side. Add 6" to the size listed to figure the rough opening. For example, Size = 18" x 18", Rough Opening = 24" x 24"

Shipping: Panels over 30" require crating, adding additional weight. Orders over 150 pounds will be shipped LTL and charged a fee (calculated at checkout). Orders between 15 - 150 pounds ship free.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Mount Access Panel Frame to studs with standard drywall screws
  2. Install surrounding drywall
  3. Tape joints, fill and sand smooth
  4. Apply desired finish

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Frequently asked questions

I need a size that's not listed.

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: If we don't have a mold made, we can make one custom for your project. All custom molds subject to a flat mold charge. Click to view all sizes offered ->

What is the access panel lead time?

Manufacturing Lead Time: Standard sizes (Quick-Ship): 0-1 Days All other sizes: 1-4 Days* Custom size (new mold required): 5-10 Days *For large orders (30+ panels) lead time could be extended. This depends on size and type. Hinged panels have longer lead times than lift & shift. Please contact us for order specific lead time. Shipping Lead Time: Quantities 1-20 (Small Parcel UPS/USPS/FEDEX) Standard: 3-5 Business Days 2-Day: 2 Business Days Overnight: 1 Business Day * Order cutoff time is 12pm noon, or order will be processed by the next business day. Quantities 20+ (Freight/LTL): East Coast: 4-6 Business Days Midwest: 3-5 Business Days West Coast: 1-3 Business Days Note: If a specific delivery date or time is required please let us know in your Order Comments when placing your order.

What is a Paint-Ready finish?

Paint-Ready refers to the face of the access door being able to recieve paint/primer without additional filling and sanding required. Phantom panel door openings come pre-filled and sanded so there are no holes or bumps that need to be fixed in the field. This greatly reduces installation time, the only mudding required is between the panel frame and the surrounding drywall.

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. GFRG is a material similar to gypsum, used to make sheetrock / gypsum board. The biggest benefit of GFRG is that it has a high strength/density, is lightweight, and can be easily molded to form complex shapes and sizes. To learn more about GFRG you can click here. Drywall access doors are made from GFRG because it is easily installed into the surrounding sheetrock using compound to mud and tape into place.

How can I save money?

1. Phantom Price Promise We're confident we have the best prices available. If you find an identical product by Wind-Lock, Acudor, Karp, Castle, or others - we'll match the price. Must include shipping, special discounting is not included. Click to learn more about the Phantom Price Promise. 2. Quantity Discounts We offer generous bulk discounting and dealer pricing. Click to learn more about our Distributor and Affiliate program.

Do you offer guaranteed delivery of access panels?

We offer guaranteed deliver in two ways: 1. Purchase our panel on Amazon via Prime shipping. 2. Purchase a Quick-Ship panel with 2-Day or Overnight shipping. If purchased before 12PM noon it will ship the same day. Feel free to call us to confirm your guaranteed delivery date if purchased on UP

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. For more information, click here.

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. GFRC is primarily used outdoors, where heavy resistance to abuse is required.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Install surrounding drywall.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:


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