How to Sand Drywall

Techniques and tools for sanding drywall so it's perfectly smooth, plus tips for dust control.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Drywall sander
  • Dust mask
  • Sanding pole
  • Shop vacuum
  • Stepladder
  • Taping knife
  • Mud pan

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Sanding sponges
  • 15-grit Drywall sandpaper
  • Drop Cloths
  • Window box fan
  • Hat