Drywall Installation

tools and accessories for home renovation

Call it wallboard, plasterboard, sheetrock, or just plain “rock,” drywall revolutionized the way walls and ceilings are covered. Before the 1950s when these paper-wrapped gypsum panels came into widespread use, it took days for lathers and plasterers to create a firm, flat foundation for paint or wallpaper. With drywall, it takes a fraction of the time.

To work that fast takes practice and a few specialized tools. But hanging drywall is not just about speed. Doing the job right means using screws that are the correct length, off-setting panels so seams don’t line up, and making sure wires and pipes will not be punctured.