How to Choose Drywall Mudding Tools
Updated: Feb 24, 2022
If you aren't a drywall pro, and maybe if you are, deciding what finishing tools you need can be confusing and even frustrating. Do you need special tools to finish a drywall butt joint, or a recessed joint? What tools work best for finishing drywall cornerbead? You may call them spackle knives, putty knives etc, but in the end, it can be confusing. There's so many choices, and honestly, a lot of gimmicks. As a homeowner, or novice, it's easy to not know where to start. There's a lot to think about like-
What size of mud knives do you need?
Blue steel or Stainless blades?
Curved handle or straight?
Plastic or metal mud pan?
Hawk and trowel or pan and knife?
What types of mixers do you need?
What size drill is needed to mix the mud?
Can you mix mud by hand?
Do you really need to mix mud or can you use it straight?
What's the best type of sander?
What's the minimum tools you need as a novice
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And I'll show a few advanced tools as well.
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If you watched the video, you'll see that there's only so much I can help you in a short video, that's why I am writing the ebook above. I'll be able to help you choose wisely, much better than I can in a video. But I hope this information has helped you understand mudding tools a little better and how to learn much more.
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