How to Hang Drywall Like a Pro

Get the rock up fast

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
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Screw gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Chalk line
  • Level
  • Drywall saw
  • T-square
  • Stepladder
  • Pry bar
  • Safety glasses
  • Utility knife
  • Taping knife

You'll also need a Surform tool, a drywall hammer, a foot lift and a drywall lift.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Drywall
  • 1 1/4-in drywall screws
  • 1 5/8-in. drywall screws
  • Drywall nails
  • 2 x 2 (for optional crutch)