How to finish drywall? Finishing drywall is a process where you smooth the joints between drywall panel to get them ready to be painted. Before finishing the drywall, you first need to ensure that the drywall is ready to be finished. Check whether there are any screws in the wall. Make it neat and nice. If you don’t do it, it will disturb you when you applying the next steps to finishing drywall. You dont want it to happen because they will mix with the joint compound. So, anyway there are 2 main simple steps you can follow.
First is taping the joints and applying the putty. You can do this using paper tape, fiberglass adhesive tape, or paper adhesive tape. Then, filling the seams, by applying the first coat of putty. Use a drywall blade. Do it into the joint. Use the blade to make the putty neat and reducing any lumps. The second step is sanding the surface. After the putty becoming dry, you can start sand the surface with heavy-grit sandpaper or a sanding disc. After that, you might want to wipe the surface with a damp cloth to remove the debris. After the surface has been cleaned, reapply putty and sand twice for total 3 coats of putty. Although it seems simple steps, but according to the do-it-yourself project websites, the difficulty level of finishing drywall is moderate. You will achieve the best look if you patience and persistent enough to do this. But, the good news is, it should take a short time, you can finish this while enjoying your weekend.
The range price for this project also not too expensive, only $100 – $250. The required tools also not too complicated. You definitely will find it around your house. Well, make how to finish drywall on your top list of this weekend project fellas!