This tool calculates the total cost of finishing drywall based on your input sizes and rates.

## Drywall Finishing Cost Calculator

This calculator helps you estimate the cost of finishing drywall in a room. Fill in the dimensions of the room and the various cost parameters, then click “Calculate” to see the total estimated cost.

### How to Use

- Enter the width, length, and height of the room in feet.
- Provide the cost per sheet of sheetrock (4×8 feet) in your area.
- Enter the cost for taping, mudding, and sanding per square foot.
- Click the “Calculate” button to get your estimated total cost.

### How It Calculates the Results

The calculator first determines the total area of the walls and ceiling. It then computes the costs for sheetrock, taping, mudding, and sanding based on the provided costs and the total area. The total cost is the sum of these individual costs.

### Limitations

- This calculator doesn’t account for doors and windows, so adjustments might be needed for exact calculations.
- Additional materials such as screws or joint tape are not included in this estimate.
- Labor costs can vary widely and are not factored into this calculation.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate Drywall Finishing Cost Based on Room Dimensions

Enter the length, width, and height of the room to estimate the drywall finishing cost. The calculator will consider the surface area to provide an accurate cost estimate for materials and labor.

### Specify Drywall Type and Finish

Select the type of drywall (regular, moisture-resistant, fire-resistant) and the desired finish (smooth, textured) to factor in the pricing variations. Your choices will impact the overall cost calculation accordingly.

### Include Ceiling Finishing

Indicate whether you want the ceiling finished as well to get a comprehensive cost evaluation. The calculator will adjust the total cost by accounting for both the walls and ceiling finishing processes.

### Estimate Labor Costs Based on Hourly Rate

Input the hourly rate for labor to approximate the service charges. By specifying the labor cost, you can gauge the overall expense of hiring professionals for the drywall finishing project accurately.

### Factor in Additional Costs for Materials

Add any miscellaneous material costs like joint compound, tape, sandpaper, and primer to the calculator to get a more precise estimation. These additional expenses will be considered in the final cost output.

### Calculate Total Material Cost Separately

Obtain a breakdown of the material cost by isolating it from the labor expenses with a single click. This feature allows you to discern the exact amount allocated for purchasing the required materials for the project.

### Compare Costs for Different Drywall Types

Adjust the drywall type selection to compare the costs between various options available. This comparison will help you make an informed decision based on both pricing and specific material characteristics.

### Get an Instant Cost Summary

Receive a summary of the total cost including material, labor, and additional expenses promptly after entering all the relevant details. The instant summary allows you to quickly assess the overall financial investment required for the project.

### Save and Print Cost Estimates

Save or print the cost estimates for future reference or to share with contractors during consultations. Having a documented record of the projected expenses aids in budgeting and planning for the drywall finishing project effectively.

### Adjust Cost Parameters for Multiple Rooms

Modify the room dimensions, drywall type, finish, and labor costs for each room separately to calculate the total cost for multiple areas. This functionality simplifies the process of estimating expenses for multiple rooms or spaces requiring drywall finishing.