Tips for Better Drywall Taping

Simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Corded drill
  • Drywall saw
  • Knockdown knife
  • Mud pan
  • Rags
  • Screw gun
  • T-square
  • Taping knife

You'll also need an inside corner trowel and a paddle mixer

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Setting-type compound
  • Joint compound
  • Topping compound
  • Mesh tape
  • Paper tape
  • Reinforced corner tape