Ceiling Panel Installation for Drywall


  1. Determine the placement for your acoustic panels. Consider the layout and spacing to achieve optimal acoustic performance.
  2. Choose a location for each drywall hook that aligns with the corners or edges of your panels for even support.

Installation Steps:

1. Marking the Locations

Using a pencil, mark the positions on the ceiling where you'll install the drywall hooks. Ensure these marks correspond to the corners or edges of your panels and are evenly spaced. Use a measuring tape and level to ensure accuracy and alignment.

2. Pre-Drilling Holes

With the drill fitted with a 1/2-inch bit, carefully drill pilot holes at each marked location on the ceiling. 

3. Prepping the Drywall Hooks

Place a washer on each drywall hook so it rests on top of the nut, then twist on the wings. Leave a large gap in the threading between the nut/washer and the wings but be sure to leave at least 1/4" of threading above the wings.

4. Inserting Drywall Hooks

Insert the drywall hooks into the pilot holes by pinching together the wings and pushing them through the holes. Push the wings and the hook up until you hear a snap as the wings spread open. The height of the hook can be adjusted by applying downward pressure on the hook and twisting it clockwise. When the hook is at the desired height, tighten the nut and washer until flush with the ceiling.

5. Mounting the Panels

Directly to drywall hooks - attach d-rings on the rear of the ceiling panel onto the hooks.

6. Using Wire and Adjustable Wire Hook

Attach the loop end of the wire to the drywall hook. Then insert the other end of the wire into the bottom of the adjustable wire hook until the wire goes through to the other side. Holding the end of the wire, apply upward pressure on the adjustable wire hook to slide the hook to the desired height. Press in the bottom of the adjustable hook and apply downward pressure to lower the height of the hook. When the adjustable wire hooks are at the desired height, attach the hooks to the d-rings on the rear of the ceiling panel.

7. Final Adjustments

Once all panels are mounted, step back and inspect their alignment and spacing. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure they are evenly distributed and level. Apply slight pressure to each panel to ensure they are securely attached to the drywall hooks.

    Note: If you're unsure about any step of the installation process or encounter any difficulties, please feel free to reach out to us at team@hempinthehouse.com