How to Get the Smoothest Drywall Finish in Six Steps

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Getting the smoothest drywall finish in six steps will require the right type of mudding and other tools. Get the smoothest drywall finish in six steps with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement, and this is how to finish your drywall with six steps. To make sure that you get a nice smooth finish on your drywall, it all has to do with the mudding. If you follow these six steps, you should achieve that. For this job you will need plenty of drywall mud, a trowel, some mesh tape and drywall sandpaper. The first step is to go ahead and put your tape on all your seams. After that's done, we're going to go through and put a real light coat of mud over the top of it and that's designed to hold the tape embedded into the drywall. After that's done, we're going to go through, put a little bit thicker coat of mud on there. This is going to cover all of your tape and go ahead and start to blend it into your drywall. After that's done we're going to go through and do a light sanding over it. Then we'll go through with our third and final coat of mud to blend it in all the way through our drywall. After that, we'll do a final sanding with a real fine sandpaper. Knowing how to properly do drywall will help you reduce the cracks in your drywall and all the little imperfections in the walls after it's painted. Thank you all for watching and good luck with this project.


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