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I have a place that is 24'by 32'. The inside is studded. If I were to pay someone to hang drywall, what would be a reasonable rate to expect to pay? The ceilings would need done too. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom, nothing complicated. Everything is on right angles. A couple guys that knew what they were doing could prtobably knock it out in less than a day. What do you think that would cost me?

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Just to hang it someone would do by the hour, most drywallers charge a price per Sq. foot to finish it. If you give them the entire job( Hang and finish ), most will cut you a break. Most guys want to hang and finish because a lousy hanging job makes the finishing job alot more work. I have done ALOT of it, and I always let one guy do it all.

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I believe the going rate (a couple years ago) was somewhere around $16-$18 per 4X8 sheet to install and finish, you supply the sheetrock.
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I would rock it myself and higher a taper. A good taper is worth his weight in gold!

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Maybe I opught to do it myself. How difficult is that? Would it be easier to go with some type of wood or panel?

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Much, much easier to go with 4 x 8 wood panels. There are lots of different styles, and you just paint or stain it once its up. Beleive me, if you do a crappy hanging job of drywall, whoever you get to finish it is going to charge you more $. It is an art, its not as easy as it looks to do it right. Mudding and taping and finishing is a skilled trade.

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I always hang the drywall myself and hire someone to tape because I just don't have the knack for that part. I end up priming and painting it myself too. I can handle all the paneling myself. However, some paneling can't go right on over the studs, they need a flat surface. And of course the thicker paneling that can go right over studs is twice as expensive. Really comes down to personal choice, how much time you have, and how much you want to spend. Good luck!
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As a contractor...I would probly bid it $1200.00 to hang and $1200.00 to finish
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I had a house just shy of 1400 square feet completed for $4000. That included materials, hanging, taping, and finishing.

Most contractors will not take a job of finishing someone elses hung drywall. If they do, they will price it higher.
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Maybe I opught to do it myself. How difficult is that? Would it be easier to go with some type of wood or panel?
Wood has it's downside too. Since you wouldn't be finishing it, you're cuts will have to be perfect. Drywall is cheaper. Start in the least conspicuous room, so you can practice. It is time consuming work, and dusty.

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