Drywall Joint Compound

There are many brands and types of joint compound available and the choices can ebe confusing, but they all fall into one of two categories; drying-type compounds and setting-type compounds.

Drying Type Compound

The most common compound is drying type joint compound. This is the stuff that comes in 1 or 5 gallon buckets at the hardware store. It can be in pre-mixed or powdered form. A one gallon container is good for patching and small touch up jobs, whereas a 5 gallon bucket will be enough to finish a typical 12 by 12 foot room.

Drywall Paint Problems

If you are trying to paint a room and you find that the paint just won't stick, it's likely that your problems are all specific to the drywall. There are several different drywall paint problems that could be the issue, so you should consider figuring out what is going on before you try repainting.

Usually Caused by Moisture Damage

Some signs that your drywall paint problems are due to the drywall and not just your paint or painting technique can include things like whether or not the paint sticks to the drywall. You will be able to see this if the paint seems to bubble up away from the wall, or if the paint just flakes off in chunks.

Check for Moisture Damage First

Drywalling with Mesh Tape

When doing drywalling projects, there are two types of tape that are effective- paper tape and mesh tape. Paper tape has been used in drywalling for many years and was once the standard in the industry. Both types of drywall tape are used for covering the seams and creating inside corners in remodeling projects. Mesh tape is relatively new to the drywall industry, but drywalling with mesh tape has several advantages that make it a valuable tool for doing home repairs.

Taping Wallboard Joints

Taping wallboard joints is one of the tricky nuances of installing wallboard, but it need not cause too many problems with some tips and advice. This is an issue of increasing relevance, given that wallboard is an ever more common feature of modern homes, for its versatility and cheap and effective nature. In this article we will look at how best to tape wallboard joints, and how you can guarantee a top class professional finish every time - after some practice, of course!

What you will Need

Installation of Sheetrock

After you have framed a room that you are finishing, the next important step is to put up the sheetrock, or drywall, that will eventually be the walls seen by the inhabitant of the room. This is a very important part of the process, since it deals with more of the aesthetic side of the construction rather than the internal.