Paperless drywall is an interesting product. Unlike regular drywall, there is no paper surface. The drywall is covered in fiberglass. The fiberglass surface is highly water resistant. Paperless drywall helps reduce the spread of mold. It is mold resistant, not mold proof. Other than a slightly different surface feel, you work with it just like regular drywall.
Drywall tools come in all different types and levels of quality. If you are just going to hang and finish a few sheets, you can get by with basic tools. But if you intend to be working with lots of drywall, it may pay to invest in an assortment of joint knives, t-square, stilts, a drywall taping banjo and any number of other specialty drywall tools.
There are two types of joint compound to patch holes or cracks. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com explains when you should use the fast-drying joint compound. It is how to tape and mud drywall and sand it, if you are in a hurry.
Drywall finishing is a skill any builder, remodeler or do-it-yourselfer needs to know. Tim Carter from AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates finishing drywall. If you follow his drywall finishing tips, you'll have no trouble with your drywall installation.
Patching plaster walls is not too difficult depending upon the size of the holes being patched. The materials used to patch plaster are special. Drywall joint compound is not an acceptable patching material.