Finishing drywall seams has been compared to frosting a cake. But, as anyone knows, the first time you frost a cake, it doesn’t usually come out Cake Boss worthy. I figured it would be helpful if I gave you a few tips and tricks to get you on the fast track to learning how to finish a sheetrock joint like a pro.
As you might remember, we had to tear down our kitchen walls after we found termite damage inside. In all honesty, although it was a set back, I am really glad that we discovered it before we finished the kitchen.
I’m also thankful that Waste Management offered to set me up with one of those low profile Bagster® Bags. It was spacious enough to hold ALL of our construction debris.
I seriously think a little boy lives inside me because I could watch this all day.
(You can watch a video of a Bagster® Bag being hoisted in the air here.)
Now that the debris is gone, it’s time to focus on the task of finishing those drywall seams.
- Joint Compound
- Mud Pan (at least 12″)
- 4″, 6″ and 12″ taping knives – (You might need a 3 or 4 inch one if you have to dig compound out of the bucket.)
- Drywall joint tape
- Sanding sponge
- Damp rag
First fill all the screw impressions. Read more about installing drywall and the perfect screw depth here.
Use a small taping knife and spread just enough joint compound to fill in the hole impression. Scrape off any excess.
To show you the proper technique for finishing those seams, I made a short video (if you can’t view the video below, click here.)
I hope that helped you learn how to finish drywall seams like a pro! Just remember, it might take a little practice, but you’ll get the hang of it quickly. 😉
Have a great weekend!
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