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Drywall Finishing - What You Need

Dec 9

Drywall Finishing - What You Need

Finishing the drywall. Are you familiar with the process? We, drywall contractor Houston thought it would be helpful to give you a list of the tools you'll require if you plan on tapering and mudding drywall. Click here to visit our website.


Here's an in-depth look at the materials used to tape and paint mud drywall.


1. A stepping stool It is required in order to reach the tops and sides of the walls. A stepping stool is not necessary if you're less than 6'5".


2. Protective eyewear. Sanding drywall generates a lot of dust. The glasses are designed for keeping drywall dust out of your eyes.


3. Tape to seal the joints. This is used to close the gaps between drywall sheets. We preferred the paper version over both the paper- and mesh versions.


4. Sanding blocks for drywall. These are made from foam with sandpaper and can be used to sand the mud.


5. Wear a dust shield. I was amazed at how much dust is created during the drywall finishing process. The joint compound is sanded to produce fine white dust. You don’t want to inhale this. I'm certain you'd die from something as a miner’s cough. A dust mask is another good idea to protect your Bluetooth speaker. You don’t want dust to get in your speaker and it can be jammed up.


6. Vacuum Cleaner. This filter is extra fine and allows us to clean up all drywall dust. I wouldn't recommend your regular vacuum, as it can clog them up very quickly.


7. Joint compound is used to bind drywall. We tested both buying the powder and mixing it with our own products, as well as the premixed ones. It's much easier and quicker to use the pre-mixed product. You'll wind up with too thick, too thin, too much, too little, and blah blah blather blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah yadda blah " blah The premixed version isn't that much more expensive, and it's well worth it.


8. A drywall sander equipped with mesh. This is the bad boy who does the heavy lifting when you are sanding. It quickly eliminates large amounts of joint compounds. A few models come with a spot to attach a long stick so you can sand high.


9. A paddle to mix the batter. It's entirely up to you. This will help you ensure that the compound you make is uniformly mixed.


10. A trowel to be used for corners. We were able to avoid corners and the seam between the ceiling and walls because of this. Even though it is possible to get by with it, it made the job so much easier.


#11 Joint compound trough That's the technical term. No matter what the term is, you will need one big enough to scoop mud out with your biggest trowel.


12. Trowels have a flat edge. We had three sizes of trowels and used them all. Each layer of mud must be more than the previous so that there is a gradual taper. This is easier when you use different sizes of trowels.


Here's a closeup of the two types:


For the first two stands, you can use the mesh sander. For the final finishing touch, use foam sanders.

We're not lying: Drywalling can be painful. It's messy and draining. However, it is possible to save a lot of money by doing the job yourself. Also, you can still do a great job that looks as professional as a pro.


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