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`TC = ("interior wall area"/("4x8s")) * 17.78 `

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The **Cost to Drywall a Room** calculator computes an estimated cost of drywall to cover the interior walls and ceiling of a rectangular room defined by length, width and height. The user can choose the size (4x8 or 4x12) of the wall board (gypsum) and provide a unit price for those wall boards.* Drywall in a room*

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

**(L)**Length of Room**(W)**Width of Room**(H)**Height of Room**(sS)**Size of Drywall Sheet (pull-down to choose)**(uP)**Unit Price of Wall Boards (see Drywall Pricing below)- (
**OX**) Overage Percent Added to Area (serves as a margin of error before rounding up).

**Total Drywall Cost (TC):** The total cost of wall boards for the interior of the room is calculated in U.S. dollars. However, this can be automatically converted into other currency units via the pull-down menu. The calculator also returns the number of sheet required, and the total surface area in square feet.

The calculator computes:

- the total surface area of the room (CLICK HERE) and
- number of required sheets, and
- uses the unit pricing to compute the
**Total Drywall Cost for a Room**in U.S. dollars.

**Drywall **is an indoor paneling used to cover studs, plumbing and wiring, which also serves as the base for finishing such as paint or wallpaper. Drywall is also known as wall board, sheet rock and gypsum board. Drywall has a paper layer cover and an interior made of gypsum that is easily cut and somewhat pliable. Drywall typically comes in two sizes, 4x8 and 4x12 feet, and in several thicknesses including 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", and 5/8". Drywall can be common, mold/moisture resistant and with higher fire prevention ratings. Drywall is affixed to interior walls via drywall nails and/or drywall screws.

The Drywall Calculator functions include calculators and data that support the use of drywall including:

**Drywall for a Room**: This computes the number of 4x8 or 4x12 panels and drywall screws or nails needed for the interior of a room (walls and ceiling).**Cost of Drywall for a Room**: This computes the cost of drywall based on room dimensions and unit price of drywall boards.**Drywall Nails or Screws for a Room**: This compute the number of drywall of pounds of screws or nails for a room based on the dimensions.**Joint Compound for a Room**: This computes the amount of joint compound (spackling, mud) needed for a room based on the dimension.**Drywall for a Wall**: This compute the number of 4x8 or 4x12 sheets and drywall screws or nails needed for one wall.**Cost of Drywall for a Wall**: This computes the cost of drywall based on the wall dimensions and unit price of drywall boards.**Drywall Nails or Screws for a Wall**: This computes the number of pounds of drywall nails or screws needed for a wall based on the dimensions.**Joint Compound for a Wall**: This compute the number of gallons of joint compound (mud, spackling) needed for a wall.**Joint Compound for an Area**: This computes the number of gallons of joint compound needed for a specified number of square feet in drywall.

The Drywall Calculator utilities also include a pricing survey from nationally advertised retailers. The survey is done to help vCalc's users make rough cost estimations on drywall projects, but the user is always encouraged to use local pricing for the most accurate cost calculations.

- Number of gallons to paint or primer a room.
- Cost to paint or prime a room.
- Surface area of the interior walls of a room
- Surface area of the interior walls and ceiling of a room.
- Floor area of a room
- Volume of a room
- Energy (BTUs/hr) needed to heat a room
- Insulation for a Room
- Number of Studs in a Room
- Number of drywall sheets needed for a room
- Joint Compound Needed for a Room
- Drywall Nails or Screws for a Room
- Cost of studs needed to frame a room