Drywall Projects Need Tools

If you have a drywall project, you will first need the right tools to work on that project.  Here are some of the basic drywall tools you’ll need to get started.

A 6-inch Hyde 02850 Joint Knife is a good starter tool.  It features a 6-inch flexible blade with the desired flex point for applying and smoothing compound as well as taping joints. A Black & Silver® joint knife with a high-carbon steel blade is another option. It offers an ideal flex point for spreading putty or joint compound and features a durable nylon handle and full-tang blade.

Next, you will need a larger joint knife like this Hyde 09373 Knife. It features a 12-inch stainless joint knife for drywall joint taping, finishing, and patching with a soft-grip handle and our patented Hammer Head® end. The stainless steel blades are designed to pro specifications, and the rivet-free construction will not loosen with use.

Along with the joint knives, you will need a pan to put the drywall joint compound you will apply.  The Vulcan C052253L Drywall Mud Pan features a 120 cu-in capacity with a 14-1/4 inch L by 2-3/4 inch W bottom of stainless steel. It resists rust, wears longer, and has completely watertight seams.

Five Tips to Drywall Like a Pro

Prep  Well: Before you start, make sure your tools are ready and your work area is clean. Measure and cut your drywall pieces carefully to make sure they fit perfectly.
• Mind the Gaps: When you’re putting up the drywall, leave a small gap (about 1/8 inch) between sheets for expansion. Use shims to keep the gap consistent.
• Screw It Right: Use drywall screws, not nails, to attach the drywall to the studs. Place the screws about 12 inches apart along the studs, and be careful not to screw too deeply into the drywall and break the paper.
• Tape and Mud: After the drywall is up, it’s time to tape and mud the seams. Apply joint tape over the seams, then cover it with joint compound (mud). Smooth it out and let it dry before sanding. Repeat this process as often as needed to get a smooth surface.
• Smooth as Silk: Sand the dried mud after each application until it’s smooth and level with the drywall surface. Use a sanding block or sandpaper to feather the edges for a seamless finish.

Drywall can be tricky, but you can achieve a professional-looking finish with patience and attention to detail.

We have the drywall tools you need to do a professional job, including joint compound, spackling, and sandpaper for finishing the job.

We have lots of other tools and product solutions available, depending on the job or project you’re working on.  Stop in and talk with our friendly staff if you have questions about a product, a tool, or a project.  Thanks!


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Drywall Projects Need Tools
Drywall Projects Need Tools
Drywall Projects Need Tools
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Drywall Projects Need Tools

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