Cost to Install Drywall - 2022

Cost to Drywall a Room

How much does it cost to drywall a 12×12 room?

Drywall installation costs $1.50 to $3.50 per square foot, depending on the ceiling height, drywall type, and level of finish. Drywall costs $0.50 to $0.80 per square foot for materials. The labor cost to hang and finish drywall is $1.00 to $2.70 per square foot. The cost to drywall a 12×12 room is $580 to $1,800.

How much does it cost to re drywall a 1000 sq ft house?

The national average cost to install drywall is between $1,600 and $3,500, with most homeowners spending around $2,000 on 1,000 sq. ft. of standard ½” drywall, hung and finished in a remodel.

Cost to Drywall a Room

There are several factors that affect the cost to drywall a room, and they’re discussed below. Room size is one of them. If a drywall contractor is doing just one room, then the cost per square foot goes down a little as the size of the room gets bigger.

Here is a list of drywall prices for common small, medium, and large room sizes. The square footage includes all walls, a 9-foot ceiling with allowances for a door and one or more windows plus the 5% waste common to most projects.

  • 10×10 – total surface area of 460 square feet: $874
  • 12×12 – total surface area of 576 square feet: $1,035
  • 15×20 – total surface area of 840 square feet: $1,350
  • 20×25 – total surface area of 1,040 square feet: $1,475

Drywall installation cost

Drywall installation costs $1.50 to $3.50 per square foot of wall surface or $30 to $70 per sheet, including labor and materials for hanging, taping, and finishing. The cost to install a drywall ceiling is $1.50 to $3.80 per square foot.

ItemCost per square foot
Install drywall walls$1.50 – $3.50
Install drywall ceiling$1.50 – $3.80
Replace existing drywall$2.00 – $6.00
  • Hanging drywall costs $0.85 to $1.90 per square foot without taping or finishing.
  • Taping and mudding drywall costs $0.35 to $1.10 per square foot.
  • Texturing drywall costs $0.80 to $2.00 per square foot more.
  • Removing old drywall costs $0.50 to $2.50 per square foot more.

Costs of Material

For material costs alone, you should expect to pay somewhere between 35 to 45 cents per square foot. Contractors may have negotiated discounts with local drywall supply stores or they may use The Home Depot® or Lowes® since these big box stores prices are very competitive, even compared to local material supply shops.

Material costs of somewhere between 35 to 38 cents per square foot should include not only the cost of the drywall itself but also the fasteners, glue, and other miscellaneous supplies. This may or may not include the cost of finishing materials.

Cost to hang and finish drywall

On average, it costs about $1 to $3 to hang and finish drywall. The average cost for this project is $2, but the total cost will depend on the level of finish, level of complexity, and room size.

The average price for hanging and finishing drywall per sheet is approximately $65 for the 4 x 8’ sheets and $100 for the 4 x 12’ sheets. The number of drywall sheets you will use will depend on the room’s size and height. To lower the cost a little bit, you can ask your contractor to use larger sheets. This way, the cost per square foot will be lower, and the time to handle the project will also be shorter.

This will give you the best sense of the bottom-line price:


The panels that will be used – dimensions and the types (thickness, material, etc.)


Transporting all materials to the site and transporting any debris or materials away


This includes laying down protective coverings, ensuring no damage to existing structures

Labor Cost Distribution

How the labor will be divided – how many people will be working on the project. It’s also important at this stage to get a time estimate.