Hanging drywall can be a difficult task to achieve alone, especially for first-time DIYers. The hardest part is getting it attached to the ceiling without a helping hand. There are a few tools to help you do the job but this easy trick is the most effective.
Jeff Patterson from Home Repair Tutor, is sharing his bathroom remodel which includes replacing the walls and ceiling with new drywall. He’s doing the walls himself and to assist in securing the drywall to the ceiling, he screws a short piece of 2×4 into the wall studs leaving just enough room to slide one end of the ceiling drywall above it, holding it in place.
He also sets his screws into place on the drywall so he doesn’t have to fiddle with screws when he’s on the ladder holding it in place. Patterson marked out the location of the ceiling joists and transferred that to the drywall, which provides the location of the screws.
Once you’ve got your walls in place, you’re almost done with your project. Just mud the walls and paint them and enjoy your new room.