How to Replace Ceiling Tiles with Drywall
These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to remove and replace ceiling tiles with a drywall ceiling.
Punch a hole with a hammer into the wall, pull off a piece of drywall and check for any electrical or other obstructions.
With a 6" blade in a reciprocating saw, make a vertical cut from ceiling down (Image 1).
Score the ceiling with a utility knife to make it a clean break (Image 2).
Pull the drywall off in pieces, using a crow bar when necessary (Image 3).
Then, cut through the studs around the door with a reciprocating saw with a 9" blade (Image 1).
Knock out the studs with a hammer and pull out the header (Image 2).
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