# How Much Drywall Calculator

If you’re trying to figure out how much drywall (or sheetrock, backerboard, etc) you’ll need for a project, this drywall calculator will give you an estimated breakdown of all the supplies you might need based on the square footage of your project.  Supplies are broken down into sheet rock, drywall screws, tape, and mud (joint compound),

It will also provide an estimate of what a drywall contractor might charge, based on a fee of between \$40 – \$60 per panel (per HomeAdvisor).

## How do I calculate how much drywall I need?

To calculate how much drywall you need, you would multiply the length and width of your room by the height of the walls to get total square footage.  Because most drywall sheets come in 4′ x 8′ sections, you would divide your total square footage by 32 to find the total number of drywall sheets you will need.  Or just let the calculator figure it out for you.

## How much drywall do I need for a 12×12 room?

A 12′ by 12′ room with 8′ walls would have a total of  576 sq ft.  After dividing the square footage by 32, we know that a 12×12 room would need 18  sheets of drywall.

### Drywall numbers for common room dimensions:

How much drywall do i need for a 10×10 room? You would need 14 sheets of drywall for a 10×10 room.
How much drywall do i need for a 10×12 room? You would need 16 sheets of drywall for a 10×12 room.

### Drywall numbers for common rooms by sq ft:

How much drywall do I need for a 1000 sq ft? You would need 32  sheets of drywall for 1000 sq ft.
How much drywall do i need for a 1200 square feet? You would need 38 sheets of drywall for 1200 square feet.
How much drywall do i need for a 1500 square feet? You would need 47 sheets of drywall for 1500 square feet.
How much drywall do i need for a 2,000 sq ft? You would need 63 sheets of drywall for 2,000 sq ft.
How much drywall do i need for a 2,500 sq ft? You would need 79 sheets of drywall for a 2,500 sq ft.

## How many coats of drywall mud do I need?

You’ll want to allow for one coat to tape the seams and 2 to 3 coats to finish the seams.

## How Many Sheets Of Drywall For A House

There’s really no accurate way of determining how many sheets of drywall you will need for an entire house based on its total square footage.  It depends on the the number of walls, the height of the walls and their total square footage.  A home with an open floor plan would need significantly less drywall than a typical home.  A home with 10 foot high ceilings would need 20% more drywall per wall than a home with 8 foot ceilings.

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