Using drywall to construct walls is easier than building the wall and plastering. However, it might be more challenging than you think,  especially when it is a 10-foot wall.

But it would save you time and relieve you of certain stress. All you have to do is know the right way to hang it.

To hang drywall on 10-foot walls, first, measure the length and width of the 10 feet walls. Then, get a corresponding drywall and place it on the wall. Screw the drywall to the 10-foot wall to make it hold firm.

You may not be able to hang drywall on a 10-foot wall alone. However,  the steps are easy.

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11 Steps to Hang Drywall on a 10-Foot Wall

How to Hang Drywall on 10-Foot Walls

There are various steps we must follow to hang drywall on a 10-foot wall. Before I begin, I will write the materials you need.

Make sure all these tools and materials are available before hanging drywall on a 10-foot wall.

  • Drywall board 
  • Drywall or keyhole saw
  • Seafoam
  • T square
  • Utility knife 
  • Chalk box
  • Retracting tape measure 
  • Wall plug or anchor 
  • Drywall Screws
  • Rasp 

These are the materials you will need for the job. If you do not know some of the materials, you can click on them to see how it looks.

Now that we know the materials we need let us move to the steps in carrying out the job.

  1. Measure the length and width of the wall; you will hang the drywall board with a retracting tape measure. 
  2. Also, measure the drywall board to ensure they are equal in length and width.
  3. Mark the measurements with your chalk box so that you will remember.
  4. Cut the unwanted or marked points on the drywall board.
  5. Get help from someone to lift the drywall board to the ceiling. 
  6. Screw the drywall board with an anchor or wall plug to hold it firm. 
  7. Place another drywall board immediately beneath the first one. 
  8. Ensure the drywall board does not come in contact with the floor. 
  9. Use your drywall saw to trim your board if you realize it would touch the floor, then use your rasp to smoothen the part you trimmed off.
  10. Place the second board on the wall and use anything to wedge the floor from the board and prevent them from coming in contact. 
  11. Finally, Screw the drywall board. 

There is not much stress in this, so hanging a drywall board on a 10-foot floor is easy. You have to take caution to prevent any accident from occurring.

Ensure you turn off the lights and stop the flow of electricity before you begin to work. 

Can You Hang Drywall on a 10-Foot Wall by Yourself?

No, you cannot hang drywall on a 110-foot wall yourself. The distance is too much to do alone, but you can do it with help from someone and the right tools.

The best thing to do when you are faced with hanging drywall on a 110-foot wall is to seek the help of professionals. 

This situation is unlike the 10-foot wall where you can easily do it yourself. Even though you have all the tools necessary, you still need someone to help out.

I do not recommend hanging a drywall of 100 feet and above by yourself. It is a very dangerous thing to do, and it might result in a critical accident.

Do not risk your life by trying to hang drywall on a 110-foot wall yourself, so call an expert to help you out with the job

Should You Hang Drywall Vertically or Horizontally?

There is nothing specific about hanging drywall. It depends on how the wall is. Houses mostly have the provision of hanging drywall horizontally.

Below is a tabular representation of the differences between hanging a wall vertically or horizontally.

It is most suitable for commercial buildings.It is more suitable for residential buildings.
It is good for walls above 10 feet.To get the best result, use walls that are 9 feet high or lesser.

#1. Vertically

If you are working on a 10-foot wall, then you have to get just two vertical drywall. Hang one at the left and the other beside it, and it would come out perfectly.

Making your drywall vertical has the following advantages;

  • It gives easy access to inspection areas.
  • It is safer and faster to install.

#2. Horizontally

Working horizontally on a 10-foot wall is different from when working vertically. So, to get a 10-foot wall done horizontally, you will need to get two 4′ drywall and a 2′ drywall to cover up any space.

It will not be an easy task to lift drywall horizontally with your hands. So you might need a lift to help out with that. 

Notwithstanding, if you have assistance from someone, you will be able to hang drywall horizontally with a lift.

10 Tips for Hanging Drywall Properly

It would help if you spent extra time and attention hanging drywall properly without any blemishes. You will also need a couple of extra tools to hang drywall properly.

It takes more than just the basic things you know to achieve perfection. Doing it involves using screws of the correct length, cutting the board properly, and other things.

However, getting the correct tool is vital. Once you have all the tools you need to work, then you can begin. 

Below are all the tools and materials you need to hang drywall properly;

  • Drywall board 
  • Drywall or keyhole saw
  • Seafoam
  • T square
  • Utility knife 
  • Chalk box
  • Retracting tape measure 
  • Wall plug or anchor 
  • Drywall screws
  • Rasp 
  • Drywall Adhesive 
  • Nail protector plates 
  • Drywall mesh tape 
  • Joint compound 
  • Drywall foot lift 

There are five additional tools in the list above. These tools will help you to hang drywall properly. 

You can click on the extra tools and materials to see what they look like.  This might be the first time you have encountered some of these names, so you should see and know them.

The step-by-step tips for hanging drywall properly are as follows;

  • Firstly, use your nail protector to shield the wire passing through the stud. 
  • Measure the wall and drywall board and cut the places that need it.
  • Smoothen all the edges of the drywall board you cut 
  • Apply drywall adhesive to the stud. 
  • Then you can go ahead and lift the drywall board. 
  • Place the second drywall board beneath the first one.
  • Screw the drywall board with an anchor or wall plug to hold it firm, and endeavor to use a drywall foot lift to screw it in comfortably.
  • Make sure the drywall board does not come in contact with the floor. 
  • Spread joint compound on the seams.
  • Use your drywall tape to cover the seams. 

These are the steps to hang drywall properly. Make sure your drywall board is of high quality so that it will be able to stay for a long time.

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