How to Use Drywall Stilts How to Use Drywall Stilts

What You'll Need

Drywall stilts are used to fix drywall panels so that they stay at a certain height. They are a lot like the stilts that you see on people where they go underneath and then prop the person or in this case, drywall, up. If you are new to this tool, here is a quick guide on how to use it.

Step 1 - Check Bolts

Make sure that you adjust the height to the proper size for the wall and then tighten the bolts to make sure that they are secured and won't move. You can use a wrench to tighten them.

Step 2 - Strap on and Go

Be sure that when you are using these stilts that you are doing it on the right surface. You do not want them to slide around or loose footing when the drywall is propped up on them. Once you are set up in the right place, strap the bottom of the drywall onto the plates of the stilts. You will want to start with one side and then work your way to the other side.

Step 3 - Assistance

You might want to find another person to help you so that you do not fall or drop it.


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