Drywall Installation and Repair Tools, Tricks and Techniques

Save money and do your own drywall repairs!

Whether you prefer to call it drywall, wallboard or SHEETROCK® (a registered trademark of USG Corporation), there's one thing we can all agree on... it's is one of the greatest inventions since the window!  Or fire. Or the wheel.  

Drywall has saved homeowners thousands of dollars not only in the initial cost of their homes but also in the cost of repairs.  Over its eight decades, drywall has evolved from a builder's money-and-timesaver to a do-it-yourselfer's dream!  Having great looking walls and ceilings no longer required a skilled plaster tradesman.  Today, most any able-bodied homeowner can tackle a drywall installation or repair project.

Below is our "growing" list of articles on installing, cutting, fixing and whatever-else-you-can-think-of to do with drywall!  (We just had a major contributor withdraw his articles, so replacements will be posted shortly.  Thanks for your patience!!)

But before we begin, let us bow our heads in a moment of grateful silence for The United States Gypsum Company, the inventor of  SHEETROCK® (which is USG's proprietary name for their brand of drywall).

Choose the right tools... for the "do-it-yourselfer"

Repair Techniques for Small to Medium Size Holes in Drywall

Repairing Large Holes in Drywall

Understanding Drywall Joint Compound... How To Choose It

How To Use Drywall Tape For Joints and Repairs