Drywall Taping Tips

How to get better taping results with less hassle

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Bucket
  • Mud pan
  • Sanding block
  • Utility knife
  • Taping knife

You'll also need a potato-type mixer or paddle mixer and a 1/2-in. drill.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Drywall compound
  • Setting-type compound
  • Paper drywall tape
  • Metal corner bead
  • Sandpaper, 100-grit