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Hi! We are first time homeowners. A month or so ago we were removing wall paper in our master bath and noticed mold covering the bottom of the sheet rock. We removed the sheet rock ( 3 pieces) from the wall and two pieces from the shower. We haven't found any leaks and are now ready to replace the drywall. I have a co-worker whose husband is a "contractor" and he came to give us an estimate to replace the drywall. He said this project would cost $600.00, not including parts (or replacing the tile), and would take a week and a half. The price we quoted and the time frame to complete it seems excessive. I have two questions: 1. Is this a project we could do ourselves? 2. If not, how do we find a good drywaller and how do we determine what a fair price would be?

Thanks so much!
 

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if you are speaking of replacing just drywall, most folks with any mechanical aptitude should be able to do it. There are obviously right ways and wrong ways to do it so you need to learn a bit before jumping in and tackling the job.


If you have the ability to take pics and post them on a pic hosting site, there are several here that can help you along. I would think there are some decent books out there on the subject but I do not know of any personally. Maybe some of the others will have a recommendation for that.
 

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Putting up drywall is fairly easy

Getting a good finish is not
Shower area cement board is much better, sealed against water
Then tiled. I've done this in the bathroom at my last house (1st time) & one in this house
 

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if it is going to get tiled over, a great finish is not critical. You can hide a lot with tile.
 

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I really hope I didn't hear you say you were planning on drywalling the shower and tiling over it, did I? I must have gotten part of another post mixed in there.

It's a "no-no" in the wet areas.
 
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