Drywall Taping

Drywall taping tips and tricks for a perfect job.

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, without having to worry about nail pops, cracks and bad joints later. We take a beginner DIY approach, so even if you've never used drywall tools before, you can get good results on your walls.

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…

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  • 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…