Yes, you should install drywall on the ceiling before the walls for multiple reasons: The drywall on the walls can support the ceiling pieces. You can create tight and fitted corners more easily. The pieces are easier and faster to work with from the top.
The next thing we wondered was: why do you hang drywall on the ceiling first?
The primary reason that you want to start with the ceiling pieces first in installing drywall is for additional support. When you attach the ceiling sheets first, you can reinforce them with the wall pieces which will serve as a source of stability. Why do you hang drywall from the top down?
Should you paint the ceiling or the walls first?
Professionals recommend it if you want to paint the entire room, paint the ceiling first and then go for the walls. It is also better to paint a big size area such as walls before repainting the trim; it will help you work faster. When you are painting, the room always works from the top down, which allows you to see any drips or clean as you go.
How to hang drywall by yourself.?
Mark locations of all studs by making a pencil or a chalk line, corresponding to the stud locations, on the ceiling and the floor. Cut the drywall, press into place, apply adhesive, take measurements, secure positioning, make a ledge, cut holes for outlet & switch locations, three screws per stud, and feel the edges are a few additional items to take a look at.
The next thing we asked ourselves was what can you use instead of drywall?
Wood planks are an age-old drywall alternative that has certainly stood the test of time well. Veneer plaster might be the alternative that comes closest to traditional drywall. A few additional ideas to look into are brick & masonry, lath & plaster, exposed concrete block, texture wall panels, cement board, cork board, plywood and sheet wood, or pegboard.