Doing drywall is something that you have to have the right tools for. you need to make sure that you are using the right tools to ensure that you are doing a job well done. If you are not that familiar with drywall you can take a class at any home improvement shop to learn how to do drywall the way that you should.
The right tools that you will need to do drywall will help your job go so much faster. You can find online help too for anything you would need for drywall. This is going to help you do drywall the way that it should be.
Drywall tools that you will want to have to install it are going to include: a. Trowel. You will have to have a good plaster trowel. Having a sander that has a good handle is also important too. You will want to make sure that you have a good sanding pole so that you can reach the higher areas and ceilings. b. Tape measure. You need to have a tape measure to measure your distance. c. Square. You should find a larger one in size. You want to reach a full sheet of drywall and this will help to make everything more accurate. d. Corner tool. This will be either steel or plastic and some will want them both. e. Stainless steel mud pan. This will be for your mixing compound. f. Paper tape. This will be used for drywall taping repair. g. Drywall compound. You want something that is going to be all purpose. They are very easy to apply and will dry evenly. h. Screws, nails, drop cloths, keyhole saw, and steel ruler.
How to use he drywall tools
There are good articles about how you should use different drywall tools. You can look online to find what you need as well. You want to take your time and do the job right so that you can be proud of your work.
Put your ideas out on paper first. You want to make sure that you are taking good measurements so that your work is done right.
You should always start with the ceiling and then do the walls next. Starting at the top of the wall around the ceiling is best. Then you can move on downward. You want to keep the seams as tight as you can. This will also help to keep you from having to sand too much. You should use something called green board in the areas that are known for moisture. This would be best in the bathroom.
After you have the drywall hung. You need to tape over the joints. You should keep the tape firm and smooth with a good finishing knife. this will be used to smooth out the compound and when it comes to the corners you need to use a corner tool. Make sure that you let it dry for at least twenty four hours.
After it is dry you can then apply the second coat. You should wait another day to put on the third coat and then you can sand it once it has been a day or so. This will give you the best results for the installation and the best looking finish possible.
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