Drywall Taping

Drywall taping tips and tricks for a perfect job.

How to Choose Joint Compound

Setting-type joint compound, lightweight joint compound, all-purpose compound and others all have their unique uses. Learn the difference between them and get a better understanding of the choices for different situations.

Drywall Taping projects

  • Drywall Taping Tips

    Follow these 12 pro drywall-taping tips to improve your skills, speed up the job and result in smoother walls. They include mixing, knife…

  • Tips for Better Drywall Taping

    Whether you're finishing a basement, repairing a damaged wall, or hanging drywall in a new house, these taping tips will help you make…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Tape Drywall With a Banjo

    Fast, trouble-free drywall taping is easy with this professional taper's tool. With a little practice you can learn to use a taping banjo…

  • How to Tape Drywall

    Save yourself $100s by taping your own walls. We’ll show you how. This article shows you everything you need to get perfectly smooth walls,…

  • Drywall Butt Joints Made Easy

    No matter how well you plan your drywall installation, sometimes you just can't avoid having to tape a butt joint or two. Don't worry. Here are…

  • How to Cut Drywall

    Cutting drywall is easy and only requires a few tools. The Family Handyman editor, Mark Petersen, will show you how to cut drywall perfectly…

  • How to Choose Joint Compound

    Setting-type joint compound, lightweight joint compound, all-purpose compound and others all have their unique uses. Learn the difference…

  • How to Install Paper-Faced Corner Bead

    Outside drywall corners have traditionally been protected with nail-on metal corners, but paper-faced corner bead is simpler and resists cracks…