Drywall Installation Cost

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Posted by: from Toronto
12/8/2012 at 11:06:22 PM

What is the average cost to install drywall, tape and mud and sand (not including drywall)?

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Date/Time12/10/2012 at 7:21:48 AM

Depending on the height and tools required to be on site to complete the task we usually estimate drywall installation cost at $0.50 a square foot (9 foot ceilings) up t $0.75 a square foot (above 9 foot ceilings) to hang drywall.

To mud and sand we estimate between $0.75 to $1.00 per square foot to finish.

To complete the project and prime and paint we charge $0.45 per square foot.

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Date/Time12/13/2012 at 10:37:18 PM

Hi Frank,

The average cost to install drywall, tape and mud and sand (not including drywall) is $1.10-$1.20 a square foot of wall board. Hope this helps. Costs vary on humidity, time of year and job location.



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Robert in Okotoks
Date/Time12/21/2012 at 10:59:24 AM

And in Alberta, the costs range from $1.25 / sq.ft. (in Edmonton / Northern Alberta) to $1.75 / sq.ft. (in Calgary / Southern Alberta), for board / taping but NOT including sanding or specialty finishes.

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Brad in Calgary
Date/Time10/2/2014 at 9:38:44 PM

Do these estimates include materials?

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John from DrywallTaping in Toronto
Date/Time11/2/2015 at 6:53:47 PM

The prices for drywall installation, taping mudding, sanding, smooth ceilings, labour and materials, delivery and disposal of construction debris for (2015-16) in Toronto on custom residential homes varies between $1.80 to $2.50 on jobs over 4,000 sq.ft of drywall.

Basements around $2.00 sq.ft.

For example: you can divide floor area by 10 and get approximate amount of drywall sheets 4'x8' required for that job.

Example: 1,000 sq.ft basement divide by 10 equal 100 drywall sheets 4'x8'

100 sheets multiply by 32 (amount of sq.ft per drywall board 4x8) equals 3200 sq ft.

3200 sq.ft. x $2 per sq.ft = $6400

All numbers just an approx estimate.

For a proper quote you need to meet contractor and ask him as many questions as possible and choose the best one. Most of the times the price is not a criteria for choosing contractor.

Good luck with your project!

John G.

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Date/Time8/5/2016 at 11:08:48 PM

I own a small company in Brantford ON. On average 0.30 sqft to board up to 0.50 sqft to tape/mud.

Theres very little for drywall companies here people depend on kijiji to find tapers & board men. I have tried quoting. 0.40 to hang the customer always found cheaper. I had to lower cost.

I'm doing a 23,000 sqft boarding project at 0.28sq/ft that was 0.01 cheaper then a top 3 company in the area.

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Boyd from Custom Drywall in Langley
Date/Time4/23/2018 at 6:44:54 PM

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