Drywallers typically work on construction sites to install drywall on walls and prepare them for painting. The materials can sometimes be heavy, so drywallers must have some physical fitness, and necessary tools may include tape-measures, plaster, spacklers, buckets, drywall, sanders, and paint. Personal protective gear may also be necessary when working on construction sites.
Drywallers usually work indoors on remodeling projects or construction of new buildings which may be unfinished. They may work independently or on construction crews and may answer to a foreman, and they may work closely with painters, whose jobs begin after the drywall is laid. Drywallers may occasionally paint, as well.
A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, and some employers may require special certification while others provide on-the-job training. Drywallers typically work during regular business hours or when weather permits in cases involving unfinished buildings.
Hang drywall on walls and ceilings, cutting to fit.
Travel to sites and bring materials.
Paint finished drywall.
Patch, tape, sand, mud, and plaster drywall to remove seams and fill gaps.