How to Install Drywall

Follow these tricks for a faster, trouble-free installation

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Chalk line
  • Cordless drill
  • Drywall saw
  • Dust mask
  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Screw gun
  • Shop vacuum
  • T-square
  • Taping knife
  • Utility knife

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
  • Ring-shank drywall nails