Drywall is a great way to easily cover the studs, electrical, and piping that hide inside your ceiling. You can even use drywall to replace cracked plastered ceilings without the technical expertise needed to smoothly cover a ceiling with plaster.
Drywall is commonly available in 4x8 and 4x12 sheets with common thickness being 3/8", 1/2" and 5/8". 5/8" is recommended for hanging drywall on the ceiling. You should check the local building codes for the right materials.
Hanging drywall does not require a lot of technical skill. In fact, a good tape job can hide a lot of hanging mistakes. After hanging a couple of boards, you'll be able to quicken the pace. When hanging drywall on the ceiling, a second person will not only speed up the job, but will also make it much easier. Before you begin hanging, you must first check for obstructions. For complete, step-by-step instructions for this DIY project, watch this friendly and straightforward video tutorial.