With a pair of panel carriers and a co-worker, move drywall sheets with confidence. Consider renting scaffolding if you're working in a room with soaring ceilings. Otherwise, an ordinary stepladder will be fine. A panel lifter is an item that's definitely worth renting if you're drywalling a ceiling. A deadman T-brace is a ceiling panel support that you make yourself, and a clamping pole is a commercial alternative. Keep tools and fasteners within easy reach in a tool belt.
A roll lifter elevates wall panels up to a few inches and is especially handy when you hang the lower horizontal panel on a wall. If you don't want to invest in a dedicated tool for this function, use a flat pry bar with a scrap of lumber.
- Artistic Drywall Styles & Elements
- Drywall Materials & Supplies
- Framing Basics for Walls & Ceilings
- Drywall Measuring & Cutting
- Basic Drywall Hanging: How to Hang Drywall
- Drywall Taping, Joint Compounds & Sanding
- Advanced Drywall Techniques
- Decorative & Special Drywall Finishes
- How to Repair Drywall: Patching & Repairing Walls and Ceilings