Everything You Should Know About Drywall Estimates

Cost To Drywall a House – 2022 Drywall Installation Cost

How much does it cost to drywall a 2000 square foot house?

This price estimate includes materials, professional labor for both hanging and finishing the drywall (joint compound of seams and screw holes) as well as sanding, so that a contractor can paint it. For 2,000 sq. ft. of wall space, your average total drywall cost is $5000 – $9000.

How much drywall do I need for a 1000 sq ft house?

After you find the square footage of drywall needed, simply divide by the square footage of the sheet size you will be using to find the number of sheets needed. For example, if your wall surface is 1,000 square feet and you’re using 4′ x 8′ sheets, then the number of sheets needed is 1,000 ÷ 32, or 31.25.

How long does it take to drywall a 3000 sq ft house?

As an amatuer with two 3,000 sq ft houses experience, I averaged 30 minutes per sheet (4×8) including cutting, hanging and 3 coats of mud. So, 800 sheets, working 12 hr days alone, I drywalled the house in slightly over one month.

What is the average cost to hang and finish drywall?

People typically charge about $2000, or between $1000 and $3000 to hang drywall. Low-end jobs can run about $450 while high-end jobs reach $5,000 or more. That means you should charge between $1.5 and $3.5 per square foot for materials and labor for an average project.

What does Level 5 drywall mean?

A level-5 finish is a skim coat of joint compound (also known as mud) applied to a finish that you would normally leave at level 4. There are two instances when you need a level 5 coating: when the finish will be glossy; or when light is be angled low enough to highlight bumps and depressions.

How much does a Level 4 drywall finish cost?

Level 4 drywall finish cost

A level 4 drywall finish costs $1.90 to $3.80 per square foot. Level 4 is recommended to prep walls for flat paint, a light texture, or a lightweight wall covering. A level 4 finish includes two coats of joint compound on the tape and three coats of mud on the screw holes.

Can I paint Level 2 drywall?

As mentioned, the drywall in your garage likely has a Level 2 finish. Painting directly over that will expose the taping and screws in the wall. Most customers find this acceptable since it’s the garage and they are just looking to clean up the look by making everything the same color.

Can I paint directly on drywall?

No, after you are done hanging your drywall, you need to make sure that you mud and primer it before applying any coat of paint. After all of those steps have been complete, you can begin the process of painting your drywall.