If you’re working on your first DIY drywall project, knowing how many drywall screws per sheet is essential.
The number of drywall screws will depend on the spacing of the studs in the wall. For newer homes, studs are usually 16 inches apart.
A 4×8’ sheet of drywall will require 28 screws, and a 4×12’ sheet will require 36 screws.
If your studs are 12 inches apart and your drywall sheets are 4×8’ you’ll need to use 32 screws. For a 4×12’ sheet, you’ll need to use 48 screws.
Here’s what else to consider.
How to Determine How Many Drywall Screws Per Sheet
If you’re unsure of how many screws to use in a ceiling versus a wall, here’s what you should know.
How Many Drywall Screws for Ceilings?
When hanging drywall on the ceiling, you’ll follow a similar formula as the wall. However, most professionals recommend less space between screws on the ceilings, so you’ll need to use slightly more screws.
For a 4×8’ sheet of drywall, you’ll need about 36 screws. For a 4 x 12’ sheet of drywall, you’ll need 52 screws.
How Many Drywall Screws for Walls?
When attaching sheetrock to a wall, the number of fasteners is dependent on how far spaced your wall studs are and the size of your drywall panels.