helping HOMEOWNERS, builders, developers, and general contractors in St. Louis, MO. and surrounding areas

Full-Service St. Louis Drywall Company

Complete Drywall & Painting is St. Louis’ choice for drywall installation, drywall repair, painting, and metal framing. Our commitment to excellence, options for level 5 drywall finish, and affordable pricing make us the best drywall partner for homeowners, builders, developers, and contractors in St. Louis, MO, and Illinois.


Select your drywall and painting services and request a free estimate, contact us with a brief description of your project or call us.

Step Two

We'll review your project and contact you to coordinate your free estimate for drywall, painting, or metal framing.


We show up on time, work to the highest standards in the industry, and install, repair, paint, or frame for a 5-star experience.

About Us

Complete Drywall & Painting has been a family-owned business since 2007. We are a full-service drywall and painting company helping builders, developers, general contractors, and homeowners in St. Louis, MO, Illinois, and surrounding areas. Our goal is to impress every customer by offering the highest quality workmanship for drywall and painting services with a pricing package that is unparalleled within our field.

We understand you have plenty of options when it comes to who will help you with your drywall, paint, and metal framing needs, and you can count on us to complete each project with care to the highest standard. If you are looking for a reliable drywall or paint partner with a commitment to excellence, please give us a call.

Multi-family Drywall Installation in St. Louis

We have helped general contractors and developers from the East Coast to the West Coast with metal framing, insulation, drywall, trim carpentry, and paint. We’re the St. Louis experts at helping developers and contractors with senior living facilities, hotels, apartments, and condominiums. We have developed amazing crews of drywallers, framers, and carpenters to knock out projects in record time.

Complete Drywall & Painting Reviews

“I've known Matt for several years and in that time, he has shown his knack for making great things happen, time and again for our drywall and painting projects. His honesty, and integrity, coupled with a more than fair price, come with every deal he makes, providing a solid foundation for a great relationship with each of his clients. It is quite noticeable that his positive approach to running his business affairs leads to numerous return clientele, and word of mouth referrals.”

Why Complete Drywall & Painting for your drywall repairs in St. Louis?

Complete Drywall & Painting was created to impress clients. After six years as a general contractor, Owner Matt Edwards streamlined his experience in hiring subcontractors to deliver the excellent services his clients expect and deserve. We have assembled an all-star team of drywall finishers who understand the process of delivering the highest quality drywall and painting services in St. Louis. When it comes to drywall and painting, the result is only as good as the quality of the workmanship. That’s why our team is comprised of only the best, and we’re consistently praised by Missouri and Illinois builders with decades of experience as having the best drywall quality they have ever seen. Complete Drywall & Painting consistently produces flawless projects, combined with excellent customer service and competitive pricing.

Drywall Installation, Repair, Painting and Metal Framing

St. Louis' #1 choice for residential and commercial drywall and painting

Frequently Asked Questions

New construction drywall in St. Louis (finished to a level 4) ranges between $1.60 per square foot to $2.00+ per square foot depending on the size and complexity of the project and including labor and materials. The total drywall installation cost for any project will depend on the shape and height of the room, the number of rooms, the type and thickness of the drywall, the prep and cleanup necessary, and the level of finish. In 2023, St. Louis homeowners are spending an average of $16,000 dollars for 10,000 square feet of drywall installation, with a range between $16,000 and $20,000+.

We recommend interior drywall installation that is 1/2″ thick. Drywall also comes in 1/4″, 3/8″, and 5/8″ thicknesses. Residentially 1/2″ drywall is used most frequently with 5/8″ drywall being used in garages and under stair stringers. 1/4″ high flexible drywall can be used on barrel vaults and archways. 5/8″ drywall is used as it carries a fire rating and is often required in commercial projects or multifamily projects. 3/8″ drywall is typically used only when trying to blend a patch.

According to the USG there are 6 levels of drywall finish with level 0 being the lowest level of unfinished drywall.

  1. Level 0 Finish is used in temporary construction or wherever the final decoration has not been determined.
  2. Level 1 Finish is used in plenum spaces above ceilings, in attics, and in areas where the assembly would generally be concealed or in building service corridors and other areas not normally open to public view.
  3. Level 2 Finish is used with setting-type compound for areas where water-resistant gypsum backing board, specification ASTM C630, is used as a substrate for tile. It may also be specified for standard gypsum board surfaces in garages, warehouse storage or other similar areas where surface appearance is not of primary importance.
  4. Level 3 Finish is used in areas which are to receive heavy texture (spray or hand applied) finishes before final painting, or where commercial-grade (heavy duty) wallcoverings are to be applied as the final decoration. 
  5. Level 4 Finish is used where residential grade (light duty) wall coverings, flat paints or light textures are to be applied. The prepared surface shall be coated with a drywall primer prior to the application of final finishes.
  6. Level 5 Finish is the highest quality finish and the most effective method to provide a uniform surface and minimize the possibility of joint photographing and of fasteners showing through the final decoration. This level of finish is required where gloss, semigloss or enamel are specified. or when flat joints are specified over an untextured surface, or where critical lighting conditions occur.