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# How do you estimate drywall and taping?

### Cost to finish drywall

The cost to tape and mud drywall is \$0.50 to \$1.50 per square foot and is typically included with finishing. Finishing drywall in a 12×12 bedroom costs \$700 to \$2,700. Texturing drywall costs another \$1.50 to \$3.50 per square foot.

## Drywall cost

• The cost to drywall a 12×12 room is \$700 to \$2,700.
• The cost to drywall a 2,000 sqft house is \$10,000 to \$35,000.
• Most homeowners spend \$1,500 to \$3,500 on their drywall project.

How do you calculate drywall for ceiling and walls?

Drywall needed = total area/sheet size.

1. Multiply the length and height of one wall. Don’t worry about excluding windows and doors, they’ll get trimmed later.
2. Record the area.
3. Repeat this process for all walls. …
4. Multiply the length times the width of each ceiling area and combine them.

### How many sheets of drywall do I need calculator?

Calculate how many drywall sheets you will need by dividing the total square footage of area by 32 (if you’re using 4-by-8 sheets) or by 48 (if you’re using 4-by-12 sheets). If you want to get the cost, just multiply the total number of sheets by the price per sheet. Remember to add local taxes and delivery charges.

#### How much drywall do I need for a 2 car garage?

For example, to drywall a standard, two-car garage that measures 24-feet by 24-feet, you will need 12 sheets of 4-foot by 12-foot drywall panels for the ceiling and an additional 12 sheets of 4-foot by 12-foot panels for the three solid walls.

#### How many sheets of drywall are in a stack?

With the side walls at 21.4 inches high plus one foot, you can safely carry a stack of drywall no higher than 33.4 inches tall. This height limit makes the maximum number of drywall sheets you can carry 67 1/2 inch sheets and 54 5/8 inch sheets.

### How high can sheetrock be stacked?

When stacking gypsum panel products, maximum height shall be limited to 17 ft.(5 m).

#### Should drywall touch the floor?

Drywall should never touch the floor. Allow for a 1/2-inch (1.27 cm) space between your new wall and your old flooring, so there is room for expansion of both materials without cracking the drywall.

#### Can drywall be stored vertically?

After the drywall is stacked, place a tarp or sheet of plastic over it to protect it from moisture. Your second option is to store the sheetrock vertically. This does come with more risk, though, like sagging and potentially tipping.

#### Should you leave a gap when hanging drywall?

Always leave a 1/2-inch gap at the floor. This allows for floor and wall expansion without cracking the drywall. It also helps prevents moisture wicking if the floor floods.

#### Do you hang drywall top to bottom?

When hanging the drywall on the walls, always hang the top sheet first. Raise a sheet tight to the ceiling and secure it with a drywall nail at the top and bottom at each stud. Complete the top row throughout the room before proceeding to the bottom.

#### Which side do you cut drywall?

How to Make Simple Knife Cuts to Drywall. In most cases, drywall is cut by scoring through the paper on the finish side (the one with white paper) using a sharp drywall knife. As soon as you notice the blade dulling, turn it around or replace it.