How to Finish Drywall (Prepping drywall for Joint compound)

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25 responses on “How to Finish Drywall (Prepping drywall for Joint compound)

  1. Eric Hernandez

    theres no need to scrap anything off the tape. if your having to scrap off
    your not doing a good job taping.

  2. Mish Ford

    24-28 inch butt joint? Try using a “cove” trowl for the first coat, you
    won’t need to use as much compound on ur final coat and leaves a flat

  3. Jeff Marston

    6, 8 10 knives, too much overkill and waste with a 14” knife. Excellent
    job though, all looks great!

  4. 77celicaman

    This is off-topic but who is that ultra-fast guitar player at the beginning
    of this video? And what is the name of the song? Is that even real?

  5. astrowings

    “Learn to spell knucklehead” you say? Haha! Funny coming from the guy who
    spells “SAFTEY”, twice! Oh, and by the way, when you say “If your referring
    to recruiting (…)”, the “your” is meant as a contraction of the words
    “you” and “are”, and as such should be spelled “you’re” with the
    apostrophe. Who’s the knucklehead now?

  6. TheKrimson22

    I disagree with the 14″ knife on the joints, I use a 12′ with 3 passes up
    the mid and 2 sides for the finish, same with the previous coats only use
    the knife of the coat you are on….8-10-12

  7. Trace McClain

    3rd best we’ve ever gotten aside from #1 Sheetrock Lift and #2 Bazooka. 🙂
    very usefull for larger jobs for time saving.

  8. BasementFinishingMan

    Learn to spell knucklehead. These videos demonstrate the proper way to
    hang and finish drywall…what planet do you hang & finish drywall on Jack?

  9. breadtruck1978

    Listening to Rebecca Black normally makes you want to punch holes in
    drywall, so it makes sense youtube wants to show you how to fix it.

  10. John D

    What is the type of of mud for the very first coat on the joints? What is
    the type of on type of mud on the next coat and then the final coat? I have
    been using the tinted and thinning on the final coat and this has made it
    easier to float the edge, I got that advice from a pro on the job. Thanks
    for the info.

  11. Joseph McNulty

    Just because someone hires a “professional” doesn’t mean the job will be
    done right. You’ll end up spending more money to hire someone else to fix
    the previous “professionals” work.

  12. BasementFinishingMan

    Regular “green lid compound is great to tape with and is good for every
    coat after as well. We also use the “purple” lid mid weight this works good
    as well but the final product is not quite as “Hard” of a finish and
    scratches a little easier, but it still a good finish. Eddie

  13. Andrew John Smith

    unless the wall is higher then 3 m (10 feet) you can avoid butt joints by
    installing the sheets vertically . Just saying 🙂

  14. BasementFinishingMan

    Most residential drywall codes ask for a 1/2″ thickness. Some areas like
    garage ceilings where there is a living space above it require 5/8″
    drywall. Basements are a 1/2″ drywall code thickness. Eddie

  15. BasementFinishingMan

    Hey Andrew! Thanks for stopping by my channel! I prefer to finish a longer
    horizontal joint at wast height than vertical joints every 4′ that go from
    floor to ceiling. Most drywall professionals will take this route for ease
    of finishing. Granted there will be a few butt joints to finish along the
    way but… by using 10′ & 12′ board it’s less finishing and easier on the
    body plus overall you will definitely save time. Eddie