Drywall is a great way to easily cover the studs, electrical, and piping that hide inside your walls. You can even use drywall to replace cracked plastered walls without the technical expertise needed to smoothly cover a wall with plaster.
Drywall is commonly available in 4x8 and 4x12 sheets with common thickness being 3/8’, 1/2” and 5/8”. 1/2” drywall is recommended for hanging drywall on your walls. Check with the local building codes for the materials required in your locality.
Hanging drywall is does not require a lot of technical skill. In fact, a good tape-job can hide a lot of hanging mistakes, but you should still take care and take your time. After hanging a couple boards, you’ll be able to quicken the pace. A second person will not only speed up the job, but will also make it much easier.
Hanging drywall goes through three steps. First, check the area for obstructions which would prevent you from hanging the drywall (ex. pipes, ductwork). Secondly, hang the drywall on the ceiling. Finally, drywall the walls.