How to Finish Drywall & Sites?

Answer Hanging drywall -- fastening it to the wall studs -- is just the first step in making a wall. The drywall, also called sheetrock or plasterboard, must be finished. That means seams where drywall se... Read More »

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How to Finish Drywall?

Finishing drywall refers to the process of smoothing the joints between the drywall panels and getting them ready for painting. The process is simple, and consists of taping over the joints, applyi... Read More »

How do I tape and finish drywall?

Apply the TapeSpread an ample layer of drywall mud about 5 inches wide over each joint using a drywall tool. Cut each piece of tape to the correct length and place it on the mud at the center of ea... Read More »

How to Do Knockdown Drywall Finish?

Knockdown texture requires applying a spattered pattern of joint compound to the surface of drywall and is the last step before priming and painting the drywall. Applying knockdown texture requires... Read More »

How to Finish the Edge Bead of Drywall?

Edge bead is used to join two pieces of drywall together at the corners and reinforce the edge to reduce the damage if impacted. It is made of thin preformed metal and is attached to the drywall us... Read More »