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©2018 by That Kilted Guy DIY Videos

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This page contains multiple resources to help you with your home improvement or remodel project. Just click on a link below, to be taken to that section.

I will be adding to this section often, so this is just the start.  Be sure to sign up for our email list to be notified on improvements to the site, new articles, etc.

Guide to Choosing Drywall

Tools & Supplies


Whether you are a total beginner at drywall mudding, or you're an apprentice trying to build a career as a drywall finisher, or even a painter or other tradesman, trying to figure out what tools you should invest in is one of the most confusing yet important questions to ask.  One of the most common questions I get on my YouTube videos is what materials am I using, and what tools.  So I wanted to put together a guide that will help you pick out the best tool choices for your needs.


When starting out doing your own drywall repairs and mudding, the choices can certainly be overwhelming.  I mean, walk through the nearest big box store and there's so many choices that you may not have a clue where to start, right?  It can make your head spin if you don’t know what you need.


If you haven't been trained in this, it can be pretty confusing to decide what tools you need.  There are so many questions you may have such as-


A)           What's the difference is between the more expensive tools and the cheap ones. 

B)           What does each tool do?

C)           Why are there so many sizes of knives

D)           What's the difference between stainless and carbon steel?

E)           And what are the minimum tools you can get by with and still do a good job? 

F)           Or, can some tools do more than one job, saving your money? 


I'll explain the different materials you can use and show you ways to save money on materials.  I'll also show you which materials and tools to stay away from. 

You'll get a complete tool guide with descriptions, photos and more.

Stainless Steel or Blue Steel?  Are plastic pans and knives any good?  What is hot mud used for?  What is durabond? 

I'm creating lists of tools you need for basic repairs, more advanced repairs and to do this as a living.

I am putting together a complete Terminology section defining many of the common drywall terms. 


I'll answer these, and many other questions.

And, if you still have questions after reading my guide, I'll be available by email to answer those questions.

This guide will save most of you money.  I own so many tools I wish I'd never bought, and this guide will save you from buying as many tools you didn't really need.  You'll save the cost of this book quickly by buying only the tools and supplies you need.

For example, I recently had a customer tell me he tried to use 5 minute hot mud to do a repair, and it set up so fast he barely got it out of the pan, so he wasted his money on that bag of mud, plus his time.  I will steer you away from things like this.  But I can understand his confusion as guys like myself on YouTube, we use 5 minute mud a lot.  But novices should NEVER use it, and I'll explain why.

This guide is about 30% complete.  But if you order today, you'll get the semi completed 23 page version now, and the entire version when fully ready.  And, we'll give you a special discount for ordering early.

Note: previously this was going to be just for finishing tools, but now it will cover drywall finishing AND hanging tools, for the same price.  But it will take a bit longer to complete.

PRE-ORDER SPECIAL.  Enter the code Book1 Pre Order and take 40% OFF at checkout. (offer expires soon)

Guides, Printouts, etc

This section is where I'll post downloadable PDF files, guides etc, such as a printout of the highlights of some of my videos, or checklists for choosing a contractor, etc.


Just scroll through the list and click on those you want to download.  

Tape Measure Tricks and Tips


This printout lists my 17 tips and tricks from my video 

17 Tape Measure Tricks & Tips Anyone Can Use

Click HERE to download this file

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Knockdown Texture Spraying Guide


When spraying a knockdown texture, there's several variables that can affect the look of the finished texture.  Download this guide for more details, including some not included in the video, along with photos of the 3 different knockdown textures shown in my Knockdown Texture Spraying Video

To download the guide, click the image of the spraying variables guide

I also include our handy Knockdown Texture spraying guide showing how the different variables change the look of the texture.  This is free, courtesy of That Kilted Guy Video Productions LLC.  All we ask is if you share it, to not change it in any way, and if it helps you, be sure to subscribe.

If you would like to say thanks for our help, you can do so on our Patreon Page link below. 


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Choosing a Contractor Checklist

I have a free guide below that details a lot of information about choosing a contractor.  But if you would like to just download the checklist, click on it on the right.

If you would like to say thanks for our help, you can do so on our Patreon Page link below. 


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Download our Free Guide


How to Hire the Right Contractor When Starting a Remodel or Home Renovation

I'll show you how to research a contractor, what pitfalls to avoid and much more.

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Download our Free Guide-


Common Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Drywall Job.  

I'll show you the most common mistakes homeowners make, plus how to ensure your drywall contractor delivers a quality job as well.

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Click the image for our New Guide

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