Modern Drywall Hanging Tools, Methods and More
New methods and materials produce flatter walls and ceilings, and fewer callbacks.
While it’s true that drywall as a material hasn’t changed much since its introduction in the 1940s, the way we hang it has evolved quite a bit in the last few years. Now we have better methods and better tools, which results in smoother walls and ceilings and less effort required to achieve them.
It won’t be difficult to find contractors and professional drywallers who question or even vehemently disagree with our methods. We know that because they routinely comment on our Instagram feed. All we can say is that we know our methods work because we’ve been hanging drywall like this for years. Because our walls are flatter and we don’t get cracks and screw pops, we get to work for the very best builders in the area.
Brian Kitchin and Nick Aitchison are the owners of Drywall Nation in Sudbury, Ont., and are Fine Homebuilding ambassadors. Photos by Patrick McCombe.