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Dec 9

Drywall Finishing Tools

The final step is finishing the drywall. You've probably done it before. We, drywall contractor Houston decided to compile a list of tools you'll need to tape and mud-drywall.


Here are some details about the tape and mud that we use to make drywall.


1. A stepping stool is required to be able to reach all the walls. You can go without it if you are less than 6'5". If you are taller than that, this is an essential item.


2. Protective eyewear. Sanding drywall can produce a lot of dust. The glasses are made to keep drywall dust from your eyes.


3. Tape to cover joints. It is used to seal the seams between drywall sheets. We tried both the paper and the mesh versions and preferred the paper.


4. Sanding blocks for drywall. They are foam blocks with sandpaper outside. Use them to sand the clay and smooth out all seams.


5. Dust masks are recommended. The amount of dust generated during the drywall finishing was shocking to me. You will produce a lot of fine white dust when you sand joint compounds. You won't want to inhale that. I am sure you would die from something similar to a miner’s lung. A dust mask can also be used to protect your Bluetooth speaker. Dust will not jam your speaker, so you can listen to music while you sand!


6. Vacuum Cleaner. To vacuum up all the drywall dust, we bought an extra-fine filter. Because it clogs up quickly, I won't use a standard vacuum.


7. Joint compound to be used for drywall. We tested buying powdered and mixing it ourselves as well as the premixed product. It is so much easier to mix it pre-mixed. 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. Drywall sanders with mesh. This bad boy is responsible for all the hard work when you're sanding. It quickly removes large quantities of joint compounds. Some models allow you to attach a long pole, so you can sand higher with ease.


9. A paddle to use with the mixer. It's up to you. To ensure that your compound is uniformly mixed, this will be necessary if you are making your own (see #7).


10. A trowel is needed for corners. This helped us avoid having to do the corners as well as the seam between the ceiling and the wall. It was possible to do the job without it but it made the task much simpler.


#11 Joint compound trough That is, I am sure, the technical term. Whatever the name, it will be big enough for you to scoop mud in with your largest trowel.


12. Trowels that have a flat edge. We had three sizes and used them all. The mud taper should occur as each layer becomes wider than the one before it. This can be achieved by using various sizes of trowels.


Here's a closer look at the two types of sanders.


Use the mesh sander for the first two steps. The foam sander is recommended for the final finishing.

We're not going to lie. Drywalling is hard work. It is a mess and draining job. It's possible to save lots of money by doing it yourself. You can also do a professional-quality job that looks just as good.


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