The cost-effective nature and versatility of drywall make it one of the most commonly used construction materials in the world. The gypsum used in the material also makes it fire-resistant. Drywall also comes with its challenges. It’s not particularly resistant to impact, so holes, cracks, and blemishes can easily appear. Protective coatings work well to protect the surface, but if the drywall isn’t installed properly, the coating can make it very difficult to repair tapes and joints that fail due to improper installation.