Drywall/Sheetrock Sanding Is Time Well Spent

Drywall sanding is tedious and messy work. But doing it right means a great looking room. Here are some DIY tips for getting the best results from your next sheetrock project.

Sanding drywall isn’t exactly fun. But if you do it right, you’ll be rewarded with a great-looking paint job that will make all the effort worthwhile. These tips will help you avoid common drywall sanding mistakes so you can get the best results possible from all your hard work.

Use a special sanding tool

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Choose fine sandpaper for the best results

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Fill gouges—don't sand them

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Spot problem areas with a handheld light

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Prime the walls, then sand again

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Use a sanding sponge for corners

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Sand with a light touch

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Dustless walls

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