How to Hang Sheetrock (Drywall)
Learning how to hang sheetrock, or drywall as it is more commonly known, is a job that many people believe should be done by the professionals.
The reality is that the actual hanging isn’t that difficult and it usually the taping and mudding where things can get a little sticky, if you’ll pardon the pun. If you can measure and are handy with a utility knife then there is no reason that you can’t hang sheetrock by yourself. I say yourself, but you really might want to consider asking a few friends for help, unless of course you have Popeye style muscles that are activated by spinach. Drywall may look flimsy, but it’s a heavy piece of material that requires a little muscle to work with.
Now, let’s get started.
How to Hang Sheetrock
While it may seem to make sense to hang the drywall vertically, it’s actually much better to do so horizontally. You’ll end up with a much stronger wall, that doesn’t show seams as easily. Hanging sheetrock really is that simple and it may even give you the confidence to think about doing the taping and mudding on your own.
You’ll be a drywall pro in no time!