“How to hang drywall in your house”
So you want to save money and drywall your house? Most homes need to replace drywall when it starts to crack, or if recent work has been done such as new walls built or electrical, plumbing etc. If you follow these instructions you should have it done in a reasonable amount of time.
First thing you have to do is estimate the amount of materials you will need for the job. Drywall typically comes in 4foot by 8 foot sheets. Take the measurements of the height of the room by length. If you are not sure on how to transfer measurements into square foot measurements of drywall, make a diagram and bring it to you local supplier, they will help you get all needed supplies.
Next, gather your equipment. You’ll need some special tools for cutting drywall sheets. For making square cuts, use a drywall T-square with the smooth side of the sheetrock facing outward and the T-square sitting on top of the sheet rock lined up at the measurement that you will be cutting. You will also need a utility knife to cut the sheetrock. A keyhole saw is needed to cut around electrical boxes and other objects such as windows and doors. Other tools you need are drywall nails, a hammer, drywall screws, and a screw gun. Drywall nails are not typically used anymore because of building codes, this is because nails tend to slip out and drywall may come loose over time. Screws needed for ½ inch sheetrock are 1 ¼ drywall screws. A couple of sawhorses and plenty of light contribute to a productive workstation and go a long way toward making the job easier.
Make sure the framing is 16 inch on center or some other number evenly divided into 48 inches, and mark all your studs (2x4’s) both on the floor and the ceiling so you know exactly where the studs lay. Also be sure that all nails are removed from the framing so that this does not prevent the drywall from laying flat. All insulation, plumbing and electrical wires...