Drop Ceiling Installation Tips

A veteran drop ceiling installer shares his secrets for installing drop ceilings.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Chalk line
  • Tape measure
  • Tin snips
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Clamps
  • Drill bit set
  • Carpet knife
  • Drywall circle gauge

You'll also need string lines, a lag screw driver, a pop-in riveter and gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Ceiling grid materials
  • Latex caulk